Aiming to protect Surface devices from the two security vulnerabilities exposed by CPU bugs, Microsoft has just released several updates. Named Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affect almost every device made in the past two decades, including AMD, ARM, and Intel processors.
By installing the newest patch, users can protect themselves from Meltdown and Spectre. Microsoft has also published a support article about the new updates stating that the company is also aware of how the vulnerabilities could impact its cloud services and has attempted to secure them.
For now, there aren’t any confirmed attacks on Microsoft customers exploiting the vulnerabilities. “Microsoft has not received any information to indicate that these vulnerabilities have been used to attack customers at this time,” the article states.
The following Surface devices running Windows 10 can be updated with the new patch:
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4
Surface Pro Model 1796
Surface Pro with LTE Advanced
Surface Book 2
Earlier, two days ago when the vulnerabilities became public, Microsoft immediately released patches for the Windows and issued the following statement:
“We’re aware of this industry-wide issue and have been working closely with chip manufacturers to develop and test mitigations to protect our customers. We are in the process of deploying mitigations to cloud services and have also released security updates to protect Windows customers against vulnerabilities affecting supported hardware chips from Intel, ARM, and AMD.”