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Microsoft’s Surface devices getting important security fixes with January firmware update

Microsoft’s Surface devices getting important security fixes with January firmware update

Microsoft’s Surface devices getting important security fixes with January firmware update

Microsoft is rolling out January 2018 firmware updates with important security fixes for almost all Surface devices. The Surface Studio, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro and Surface Book devices are receiving firmware updates with a fix for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

Microsoft recommends everyone to update their devices as soon as possible as it addresses the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities disclosed earlier this month. The update is however not available for Surface Pro LTE yet as the company is currently validating the update and it will be rolled out as soon as next week.

The firmware update resolves security vulnerabilities in Intel chipsets including fixes for Microsoft security advisory 180002 (Meltdown and Spectre). The new UEFI firmware update for Surface Book first and the second generation also includes improvements and fixes.

Microsoft is making changes to Management Engine, and System Aggregator with a fix for security vulnerabilities. Microsoft is also updating the Intel HD Graphics to version 22.20.16.4811 with improvements for DirectX12.

“Microsoft has not received any information to indicate that these vulnerabilities have been used to attack customers at this time. Microsoft continues to work closely with industry partners, including chipmakers and application vendors, to protect customers. To get all available protections, hardware or firmware updates and software updates are required. This includes microcode and, in some cases, updates to AV software,” the company said in a blog post last week.

Source : windowslatest
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