Exploit emerges for Microsoft’s duff Meltdown patch for Windows 7 and Server 2008

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For Microsoft, the patches it produced for the Meltdown chip vulnerability proved to be just about as problematic as the original issue, further reducing the security of systems. Following the emergence of an exploit for the Windows-maker’s first patch, users are advised to hurry up and install the patch-for-a-patch that was later released. Last month, Ulf Frisk from Sweden revealed that Microsoft’s Meltdown patches were making things worse for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, making it possible to read and write kernel memory and gain total control over the system. Now code has been posted online that can be…

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