The security world is spinning over the disclosure of two critical CPU vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre. Here's what you need to know (scroll to bottom for latest updates).
Don't panic. Take the time to properly assess, test, and carefully implement OS and firmware updates as they are made available. You can find a list of updates and potential issues associated with them here. Microsoft has also issued guidance for Windows users here). In addition, experts are advising turning on site isolation in Chrome and Firefox to prevent malicious websites from exploiting these flaws.
Microsoft is reporting compatibility issues with a number of antivirus products. To help prevent errors, the company is only rolling out the Windows security update to devices with AV software that is confirmed to be compatible.
Note: Barkly will not interfere with or prevent Microsoft's Windows security patch from being applied. If you are using another antivirus in addition to Barkly, however, you may need to confirm its compatibility before the patch is applied. If you are not using another antivirus vendor and Windows Defender is disabled, you may also need to manually set a required registry key before applying the patch.
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