Cyber-criminals used the fake website of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) to distribute Smoke Loader malware disguised as security patches for Meltdown and Specter.
Microsoft has added important note on the support page describing incompatibilities between antivirus (AV) products and the recent Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches.
Windows 7 and Windows 8 users running older processors will be most affected by performance issues.
Vulnerabilities affected vSphere Data Protection (VDP) and allowed authentication bypass, arbitrary file upload and path traversal.
HP installs a telemetry program on the users’ devices without informing or asking their permission.
Google says that changes will take place in three main phases over the 14 months from April 2018.
Microsoft announced that it plans to disable the use of Facebook accounts to sign in to Skype in January 2018.
In response to issues identified by external researchers, Intel performed a security review of Management Engine (ME), Server Platform Services (SPS) and Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) and identified several security vulnerabilities.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will discontinue support for Word, Excel and PowerPoint Document Viewers and wants the users to start using the Windows 10 apps.
The service is meant to protect against phishing attacks and malware from links in emails was used to spread the malicious Emotet.