Malwarebytes warns that fake Meltdown and Spectre patches are being used to spread Smoke Loader malware

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News of the Meltdown and Spectre processor bugs quickly spread around the world, as companies and individuals tried to protect their systems. But in addition to concerns about the performance hit patches may have on computers, Malwarebytes has also issued a stark warning about fake patches. The security firm warns that criminals have used interest in Meltdown and Spectre to push out fraudulent bug fixes that are laced with Smoke Loader malware. See also: Spectre patch in iOS 11.2.2 is slowing down iPhones Intel promises transparency as Meltdown patch causes reboot problems with Broadwell and Haswell chips Intel releases benchmark…

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