Now some AMD PC owners post crash reports

Windows hacker

Windows hacker

The Windows 10 flavor of the patch (KB4056892) is also causing bootup problems for some users with AMD-based systems.

Windows 10's built-in Windows Defender and Windows 7's free but not built-in Microsoft Security Essentials are compatible with the update, according to Microsoft.

Update at 6:35PM ET, 1/4: Clarified that Microsoft says firmware updates are rolling out now, and are not immediately available for all users.

A 65-inch rollable OLED TV is officially unveiled by LG Display
LG created the screen using its famous OLED display technology, which allows for a wide range of colours and impressive contrast. As with the company's 88-inch 8K OLED, LG hasn't said much in the way of specs when it comes to this rollable display.

"After several failed boots [it does] a rollback and [then] it shows error 0x800f0845". In fact, Microsoft says in a Sunday alert that neither KB4056892 nor any future security updates will be installed so long as they're running incompatible anti-virus software.

It's not clear how widespread this issue is, but the reporter noted that the CPU involved is "quite pre-historic", specifically the AMD Athlon X2 6000+, which was released a decade ago. Between software patches and the differences in AMD's microarchitectures compared to its rivals, the company's chips are largely immune to the so-called "speculative execution" vulnerabilities, AMD claimed.

Organizations are scrambling to put fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre flaws in place, as makers of operating systems, cloud services, mobile devices and more start to release patches (see Meltdown and Spectre: Patches and Workarounds Appear).

Israel Takes Offense in Battle Against BDS
In November Israel denied entry to a United States employee of Amnesty International as part of its anti-boycott offensive under the same rules.

Our readers confirmed that AMD systems lock up with the Windows logo showing on a black screen as soon as they update their computers.

Vendors including Bitdefender, McAfee, and Trend Micro say they're still testing Microsoft's security update, though some versions of their software are ready. This risk has seemingly yet to be exploited; there was no evidence that either vulnerability has led to a security issue being enacted. But, of course, it's up to hardware manufacturers to release firmware updates through their own channels, so Microsoft has detailed the updates it's releasing for Surface devices.

The iPhone maker has confirmed all Mac systems and devices running iOS are affected by the vulnerabilities, but also said there are now no known exploits.

U.S. faces criticism at Security Council meeting on Iran protests
This came minutes after France's Ambassador Francois Delattre said France opposes "instrumentalizing" the situation in Iran from outside.

The faulty design has been present in chips for years and it will force a redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels.

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