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Lenovo G series Laptops - any Target availability for Meltdown & Spectre firmware patches?

Q: Lenovo G series Laptops - any Target availability for Meltdown & Spectre firmware patches?

We own several Lenovo G series - G50, G70 with Windows x64 8.1. Under the Reading Privileged Memory with a Side Channellocated athttps://support.lenovo.com/au/en/solutions/len-18282Lenovo Security Advisory: LEN-18282Potential Impact: Malicious code running locally may be able to observe contents of privileged memory, circumventing expected privilege levels.Severity: HighScope of Impact: Industry-wide CVE Identifier: ?Spectre? CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715?Meltdown? CVE-2017-5754such G Series seem not listed at all and no Target availability or Link to Update. The step #3 of the Windows Client Guidance for IT Pros to protect against speculative execution side-channel vulnerabil... requires3. Apply the applicable firmware update that is provided by the device manufacturer. Windows Updates and January 2018 Windows security updates (step#2) are not enough, unfortunately. We are quite worried about the flawed Intel CPUs design and the implications of these security risks. Do you plan to release firmware upgrades for Meltdown & Spectre risks for the G Series, please? Thank you. Do you own a G Serie Laptop? Reply to this thread and click over I have this question too.

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo G series Laptops - any Target availability for Meltdown & Spectre firmware patches?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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We own three dozens of Lenovo G series - G50, G70 with Windows x64 8.1. Under the Reading Privileged Memory with a Side Channellocated at>https://support.lenovo.com/au/en/solutions/len-18282Lenovo Security Advisory: LEN-18282Potential Impact: Malicious code running locally may be able to observe contents of privileged memory, circumventing expected privilege levels.Severity: High Scope of Impact: Industry-wide CVE Identifier: ?Spectre? CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715?Meltdown? CVE-2017-5754 Summary Description: such G Series seem not listed at all. Do you plan to release firmware upgrades for Meltdown & Spectre risks, please? The step #3 of the Windows Client Guidance for IT Pros to protect against speculative execution side-channel vulnerabil... requires 3. Apply the applicable firmware update that is provided by the device manufacturer. Windows Updates and January 2018 Windows security updates (step#2) are not enough, as your chat support wrongly suggested us. We are currently quite disappointed on reading about a lack of support for our laptops when the risks is at planetary level because of flawed CPUs design. Thank you for your support.

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Hi everyone,
I currently own a Windows XP PC, which I occasionally use for web browsing. Are patches for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities going to be issued for Windows XP, similar to the Wannacry Ransomware? I couldn't find any info about this online.
Regards,
iMacg3

A:Meltdown and Spectre patches?

Unsupported operating systems like XP won't be getting patches.
 
My operating system (OS) is not listed. When can I expect a fix to be released?

Addressing a hardware vulnerability with a software update presents significant challenges and mitigations for older operating systems and can require extensive architectural changes. We are continuing to work with affected chip manufacturers and investigating the best way to provide mitigations, which may be provided in a future update. Replacing older devices running these older operating systems should address the remaining risk along with updated antivirus software.
Note
 
Products currently out of both mainstream and extended support will not receive these OS updates. We recommend customers update to a supported OS version.
We will not be issuing updates for Windows Vista or Windows XP-based systems including WES 2009 and POSReady 2009.
 
 
Although Windows Vista and Windows XP-based systems are affected products, Microsoft is not issuing an update for them because the comprehensive architectural changes required would jeopardize system stability and cause application compatibility problems. We recommend that security-conscious customers upgrade to a newer supported operating system to keep pace with the changing security threat landscape and benefit from the more robust protections that newer operating systems provide.

 
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Hello. Nice to meet you!
 
I have a serious dilemma! We all have heard about the two critical vulnerabilities were discovered in modern processors named “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” these processor chip vulnerabilities are found on personal computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud.
 
Now, my Lenovo ThinkPad T510 laptop PC that to this day runs great therefore I have no issues with it. I have no plans on upgrading to a new laptop. I have Windows 7 Pro SP1 installed and I was even figuring soon on upgrading my operating system to Windows 10 Pro ON THIS VERY PC!!!
 
So after hearing these two (2) critical vulnerabilities I checked with both Lenovo and Intel to see if there was a patch to update to secure my PC from these two (2) threats. I discovered NOT. Intel defers me to Lenovo as they are the maker and control the updates and such. I just discovered my PC was just outside the mainstream/extended support updates late this past year and now deemed EOL (End of Life).  
 
So without these important patches for my PC, I am now vulnerable with this PC! What can I do in order to assure malicious hackers using these two (2) design flaws do not compromise my PC without the patch fix(es)??? A good explanation is needed, please!
 
All I read online is “determine one’s vulnerabilities with running various tools” (I have done and found I am vulnerable.) and “how to patch instructions” one’s PC when ... Read more

A:How About Those Users That Can NOT Get Patches For Meltdown & Spectre?

If there are no patches there are no patches.  There is nothing to do in regard to either your OS if OS patches don't exist or BIOS/UEFI if those patches don't exist.
 
As to threat, one must always be aware that most hackers, except for those out to wreak havoc for "bragging rights" (and they're the minority), are targeting entities where either money can be extracted (ransomware) or some sort of major disruption can be had that the hacker desires.
 
Most individuals in this world are *extremely* unlikely to be the target of hacking in general.  There has to be some gain for the hacker and your PC or mine is generally not considered a payoff rich environment.
 
It is remotely possible that any one of us might be subject to attack due to these vulnerabilities.  It is not at all probable that any one of us will be if we're talking about our home PCs for personal use.

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Is there a patch available yet?Meltdown and SpectreBugs in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data. Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents.Meltdown and Spectre work on personal computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud. Depending on the cloud provider's infrastructure, it might be possible to steal data from other customers.

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It's almost 6 months now and lenovo has still not released a fix for the spectre/meltdown vulnarability. I paid good money for this laptop and with that, I expect good product support. Almost all the other laptops have received the patch, but Lenovo is taking too darn long. Dell has already released fixes for almost all of its laptops. At this point, I'm starting to regret my decision of buying this laptop. Either lenovo is severely understaffed or it simply does not care enough for its customers. Please don't tell me to watch the https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/LEN-18282 page because I check it everyday. This isn't the only area where lenovo has failed to provide adequate support for its products. They haven't updated their drivers in ages, thinking that their drivers are good enough. Well, as new Windows builds come along, there are more and more problems with the drivers as well, such as the display drivers. They need to update them. An update every 3-6 months would be greatly appreciated as well. Very bad after-sales support from lenovo. Feel free to reply/contradict my claims.....

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I bought a gaming class system for quick response and speed for everyday applications. Now with the fixes to the Intel I7 micro code its noticably slower both starting and responding to common site and applications I used every day over and over.  The I7 is no longer what it was and its not my fault nor much I can do. This was an issue for at least 5 generations of CPU's and Intel never fixed it in their designs and now we have to live with a work around patch that a major impact to performance.





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I have a homebuilt workstation using an Intel motherboard and an Intel Processor (Sandy Bridge Xeon and S1200BTL). Am I just...completely out of luck for updates to address Meltdown and Spectre because this didn't come from an OEM, or will Intel release updates for their own hardware?
 
Thanks folks

A:Meltdown/Spectre Firmware/Bios for Homebuilt PC

No, it will depend of the company that made your motherboard.
 
For example, I just had a look at ASUS, and they are releasing BIOS updates with microcode updates (released by Intel). https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1035291
But you could be out of luck, when your motherboard manufacturer doesn't release new BIOS updates.
 
Although your OS could also help. What OS do you run on your workstation, Windows or Linux?

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HelloI would like to install the O2TJY45USA firmware update for my Ideacentre 510-15IKL. I am running Linux Mint on the desktop. I could find the Windows10 updater .EXE on the pcsupport.lenovo.com website  so far. Does anybody knows if there is a bootable .ISO that I could use without Windows. The updater .EXE provided in the download package is called wflash2.exe which indicates that it is designed for the use with Windows10 and not FreeDOS or alike. Many thanks for your help

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Microsoft released a rare out-of-band security update to supported many versions of Windows. The software update is part of a number of fixes that will protect against a newly-discovered processor bug in Intel, AMD, and ARM chipsets. ADV180002 | Guidance to mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilitiesDubbed ?Meltdown? and ?Spectre,? the flaws affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years, and could allow attackers to use JavaScript code running in a browser to access memory in the attacker?s process. That memory content could contain key strokes, passwords, and other valuable information. More InfoFor consumers, to keep Windows up to date is the first step but is mandatory to install applicable Firmware (BIOS) update provided by OEM device manufacturer. 1) Microsoft has released the following patches for Windows 10:KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192)KB4056891 (OS Build 15063.850)KB4056890 (OS Build 14393.2007)KB4056888 (OS Build 10586.1356)KB4056893 (OS Build 10240.17738)(*) Verifying that protections are enabled Verification using the PowerShell, Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (20266 / 80AY), Patches Installed2) Then I would like to know when Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (20266 / 80AY) is going to receive a microcode fix (Firmware Update) to address Spectre and Meltdown security risks?Currently it isn't even listed under Lenovo Security Advisory LEN-18282Please support your costumers with a proper Firmware. Best Regards,

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Hello everybody, there is an offical Lenovo Advisory for Meltdown & Spectre in Combination with Lenovo Products:https://support.lenovo.com/de/de/solutions/len-18282 But i can't find information about my Lenovo Y50-70. Does anybody has further information?Do we will see an upgrade for our devices? Thanks in advancedGreatings from GermanyDaniel K.

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Earlier today i Decided to give  Lenovo uk Tech support a call,  i want to know if my  ideapad Z580 was possibly on the vulnerable list for Meltdown & Spectre? Only to my complete astonishment the guy i spoke with said he had never even heard of Meltdown & Spectre, and had no idea what i was even talking aboutuntil he looked it up, then he just said to me  i wouldn't worry about it i were you,  W T F Lenovo.  So does anyone on here know if the ideapad Z580 is affected at all, I can't see it listed anywhere.   

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Hello everybody, there is an offical Lenovo Advisory for Meltdown & Spectre in Combination with Lenovo Products:https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/solutions/len-18282 But i can't find information about my Lenovo G550. Does anybody has further information?Do we will see an upgrade for our devices?

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hi friendsMy laptop is a z5070 modelThere is no update for the Meltdown Specter cavityMy Processor Series 4 is the exact name of the 4210uBut the bios has not yet been upgraded and also the processor is not .....Why Lenovo does not do anything!Did you forget this model?

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hi friendsMy laptop is a z5070 modelThere is no update for the Meltdown Specter cavityMy Processor Series 4 is the exact name of the 4210uBut the bios has not yet been upgraded and also the processor is not .....Why Lenovo does not do anything!Did you forget this model?

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Have any patch for fix spectre / meltdown explicit ? 

A:Lenovo Ideapad 500-15isk meltdown/spectre patch

Good day and welcome to the community.Please monitor this page: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282 for system-specific updates.
 
Hope this helps.Regards.

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I have 2 Lenovo products.  I am guessing the G50-45 is an IdeaPad and the Yoga 2Pro is a notebook.  They both look like laptops to me.  Thanks in advance for all help.(1)  How find my product in Intel ME 6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x/10.x/11/x,SPS 4.0, and TXE 3.0 I Cumulative Security Update (https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len-17297)(2) How do I cross map G50-45 and Yoga 2Pro with the names under Product column in the list above to find out if there is fix or when a fix will be available?  Where should I look on my devices to find the matching name under the Product column?(3) How do I request that a fix be placed on Lenovo's update schedule?(4) Where may replacement compatible fixed bios chips for my specific devices be acquired should the existing chip be corrupted when upgrade be applied?(5) Instructions for cloning existing chip to revert back in the event of corrupting and upgrading existing chip to apply the fix (with precautions before the fix).

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Has anyone had any weird probelms when charging after doing new firmware update?
It went from 47% to 100% charged in .10 of a second, believe me im not complaining, just very weird.
Check out pictures and Log
 

A:Weird problems after doing firmware update for Lenovo laptops

Firmware for what component?
 

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Hello all,First time poster here. I bought Gateways back in the 80s and was very pleased. Now I am looking for a new Laptop and have not had good luck with my last 2 Dells. I see Amazon has Gateway Laptops and I heard that Target and Costco carried them, but have not seen them online. Does anybody here have a new Gateway Laptop and do they like it? Do they come with DVD/CD Players nowadays?Thanks for advice in advance.Doug

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I'm looking for an ultraportable laptop that can survive jolts on a bus or train, with a battery life > 6 hrs. Naturally then, the laptop must have LED backlighting, a C2D ULV processor and most importantly - a solid state disk. I saw a Thinkpad X61s with a SSD about a month ago, but it was slightly over my $2000 CAD budget limit (and Lenovo's Canadian prices are still obscene, compared to the U.S). Now I don't see it anymore. The same holds true for a Dell Latitude D430 - they pulled it from their offerings.

Since it is so difficult to find a laptop with an SSD built in, I'm wondering if I could completely disable the internal HDD (remove it if necessary!) and use an external flash boot disk. Has anybody actually managed to do this? I know it's possible to boot Linux and Windows XP from a flash disk, but I'm not sure about Vista.

Another avenue is buying a laptop with an ExpressCard slot, but this is financially unfeasible in my case (the immensely seductive Macbook Pro is way out of my budget!).
 

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The latest Spectre x360 model has most of the specs I am looking for in a new laptop...  except the physical size!  A 15" laptop suits my needs better than 13" but the specs of the 15" model have not yet been updated.  When will a new 15" Spectre x360 model with a 7th generation/Kaby Lake i7 Intel processor be released?

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Can anyone at HP tell me when they will have HP Spectre x360 13-ac076nr available again ?  Thanks

A:Availability for HP Spectre x360 13-ac076nr

Hi, You may not have  HP Spectre x360 13-ac076nr again in your country/region but you may have HP Spectre x360 13-acxxxnr (where xxx can be any number from 000 to 999). Regards.

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On CES2016 the HP Spectre 13 X360 with OLED display was launched. HP said the availability would be at then end of spring ... well spring ends in a month. So I was curious what HP's progress is on this new version of the Spectre X360 laptop. I see that some of the 'older' types of the X360 are no longer available of have long delivery times, does this mean that all the focus of HP is in stocking up the new OLED type? Can HP please give a statement on the availability?

A:Availability HP Spectre 13 X360 OLED

Hello,Hp production will start June6 2016, after this date you will be able to see the offer and order. Introduction date will be different based on country so depend country where you want to order.




I am an HP employee.

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Hi i dont know a lot about computers or the workings but with the scare of meltdown and spectre can we not get a new mother board and proccessos fitted in our old pc or is it not worth the faffing about and cost or what is the chance of little old me getting hacked just surfing the net not going on naughty sights like porn ect thanks . ps just by a new pc
 

A:Spectre and Meltdown

Chances of you being infected, and/or your data compromised with malware exploiting meltown and spectre vulnerabilities, are close to none.
Keep your software updated and don't be click happy. Stay safe!
 

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Has anyone write step by step procedure to patch this issues yet ??
Those already done,,a little sharing are appreciated !!

Regards
azls73
 

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Hi I don't see my laptop B50-80 on the list in: Lenovo Security Advisory: LEN-18282 (https://support.lenovo.com/se/pl/solutions/len-18282)Why? Does it means that there won't be a upgrade for this laptop?

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Has anyone seen / heard information regarding a possible ETA for the new Kaby Lake based Spectre x360 variants in the UK? It's exactly what I'm looking for, and I was really excited about the October release date, only to be disappointed when it came and went and yet it's still not available in the UK I've customized the spec that I'm after on the US store: 13", 1920x1080, Core i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Win 10 Pro x64 - except of course it's lacking the UK keyboard. Any idea how much longer I have to wait before I can replace my ancient 8+ year old laptop with this laptop of my dreams? Thanks,Alex

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Hello,

Would ANYONE at all know when the M780 will be available? I would really like to buy one but cannot find the model and I have looked! (Misco, Insight, Amazon, ebay, kelkoo)

Thank you

A:Portege M780 Series availability

P.s. I thought that they were going to be multi-touch?

According to this, no: http://laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/portege/M780

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Hi All

I'm sure you've all been following the news of Meltdown/Spectre.

I'm a (very satisfied) AppGuard user and was wondering if AppGuard can or does help with the issues we are facing with Meltdown/Spectre?

I know you need to install OS patches, firmware updates etc etc but in my case my PC is over 5yrs old and I highly doubt there will be any firmware/BIOS updates so can/will AppGuard help at all protect from these threats?
 

A:AppGuard + Spectre/Meltdown

As long as nothing with a code that tries to exploit meltdown/spectre runs on your system then you are protected. So if appguard or any anti exe, anti malware, antivius, srp, god himself stops the payload you are ptotected and if not you are not protected. Not going to go into details when it stops and when it doesn't because as a user you should already know that.
 

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Hello people- I just heard about the security flaw out there called Spectre or meltdown-- My problem is this-- I am working on an older computer running Windows VISTA- yes you heard right-- My computer has never given me ANY problems- and I stand by the old motto- if it aint broke dont fix it. My memory has 8 GB and it is an HP-Intel core 2 quad cpu 2.33 GHZ- service pack 2 windows vista home premium.
Because I am running Vista- I can no longer get chrome updates- and thus when I try to do the software patch for this new problem- That strict isolation site - is not there and thus I cannot enable it- do you really think this is a problem- or not?? Please advise
P.S. My passwords are extremely strong for all of my important sites-if that matters?
 

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I have Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) on my home desktop PC. I have just updated with 2018-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems (KB4056892). 
 
I have read the excellent and informative article How to Check if Your PC Is Protected Against Meltdown and Spectre by Chris Hoffman at How-To Geek. I ran this PowerShell script and after entering all of the commands my results are as follows:
 
Speculation control settings for CVE-2017-5715 [branch target injection]
Hardware support for branch target injection mitigation is present: False (need BIOS update)
Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is present: True
Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is enabled: False
Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is disabled by system policy: False
Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is disabled by absence of hardware support: True
 
Speculation control settings for CVE-2017-5754 [rogue data cache load]
Hardware requires kernel VA shadowing: True
Windows OS support for kernel VA shadow is present: True
Windows OS support for kernel VA shadow is enabled: True
Windows OS support for PCID performance optimnization is enabled: False [not required for security]
 
Suggested actions
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A:How to Know if I'm Protected Against Meltdown & Spectre

If you have the most recent version BIOS installed, then your BIOS is up to date. There is nothing more for you to do with BIOS for now.BIOS could care less and has no idea what version of Windows you are running. Windows does not load when you go into BIOS.I did not take the time to read all that stuff at How-To Geek.Why did you read and run all that stuff? Are you experiencing system problems?If you're not experiencing system problems, then I would ignore the output of the Powershell app.Yes, it is true that anti-virus apps can interfere with Windows Updates, but Avast Free Edition is not one that I generally see interfering. Usually, it is the Internet Security Suites with the 3rd party firewalls that wreak havoc with Windows Updates. The fact that you checked for Windows Updates and it said none were available means that all outstanding Windows Updates are installed.You have plenty of protection with Avast, Windows Firewall, Internet Modem Firewall and Windows 10 itself. You really don't need further protection.Regards. . .jcgriff2p.s. Just curious - what did they tell you at the How-To Geek forum?

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Hello, like the subject indicates: availability HP Spectre x360 13-ac076nr and similar pen models in EUROPE (Netherlands in particular) Can someone tell me when the HP Spectre x360 13-ac076nr and similar pen models will be available in EUROPE (the Netherlands in particular). As there is no "Board" for delivery/availability info I just picked one. Please move the thread to the correct board if deemed necessary. Your earliest reply will be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Rico

A:availability HP Spectre x360 13-ac076nr and similar pen mode...

Hi,There is no Board because HP maintains no official presence here and this forum is for getting technical assistance in issues concerning their HP machines.All the members/experts helping here are end users/volunteers just like you.Please contact HP sales in your Netherlands for availability queries:http://www8.hp.com/nl/nl/contact-hp/contact.htmlhttp://www8.hp.com/nl/nl/contact-hp/shopping.htmlIf they are not helpful, they no one here definitely can.RegardsVisruth

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Looking through the list of downloads for Spectre/Meltdown here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len-17297I see nothing for the M715q. I assume it isn't safe from these issues is it? Will it be getting a fix anytime soon?

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Recently bought a new msi gt62vr 7re gaming laptop and I'm quite terrified about the news...What should I do?Should I even worry?
 

 
MSI has just released a new BIOS today with:

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;; ;; ;; MSI BIOS Release Notes ;; ;; ;; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
 
Model : MS-16L2 (KBL)
MKT Name : GT62VR 7RD / GT62VR 7RE ;****************************************************************************; New BIOS : E16L2IMS.30C
ROM CheckSum : 2FCDH
Release Date : 2018/1/9
 
;--------------------------- Description ------------------------------------;
 
Update CPU microcode.
 
 

 

 
But I'm honestly quite scared of doing it after going through the instructions...What should I do?
 

 
 
Do you think I should even bother and risk updating the BIOS?I'm kind of thinking that the risk that I break something is higher than the risk that I get hacked with the Spectre vulnerability...I've never ever updated BIOS and I'm unable to take my laptop to any technician because of my disability.

A:Meltdown/Spectre BIOS update

MSI has a BIOS update (version E16L2IMS.30C) which addresses the recently discovered security flaw in Intel. ARM, and AMD processors.  This was released on 01/09/2018.  Is this the update you are considering?
 
How did you become aware of this update?
 
It was recently announced that Intel (and other manufacturers)  has a large security problem with their CPUs.  The BIOS update offered by MSI addresses this issue, Microsoft has released a update to address this as well.
 
Updating the BIOS (also known as flashing the BIOS) was fraught with potential problems which left enthusiasts wary of updating.  It had become the accepted norm not to update the BIOS unless there was a hardware change which required a BIOS update to resolve the issue.  But as you have read above there are now more important reasons to update the BIOS.  It is easier to do now, but you need to have a firm understanding of the steps involved in the process.  Have you read through the instructions in the manual for this computer?

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Based on Microsoft's TechNet here...
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072698/windows-server-guidance-to-protect-against-the-speculative-execution
I need to add these 3 keys to my servers.  Do I need to add these to my servers that are Server 2012s or are the keys only for Server 2012 R2?

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Hello all,
I was trying to get some information about preventing Spectre and Meltdown in a company environment but unfortunately, there was not much information about it.
What I`m trying to understand is if I have completely patched servers including hardware firewall do I need to basically upgrade the firmware of every working station in the company in order to prevent intrusions?
And if any workstation has been compromised will that expose data stored or any servers?
I generally know how temporary files works still I was wondering if they can represent them self through the working station as a regular user?
I would be grateful for your thoughts on this.
Many thanks,
Andy 
 

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