Microsoft issues emergency Windows update to disable Intel’s shoddy Spectre variant 2 mitigation

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The computer industry is in utter chaos right now. Despite a slight increase in PC sales for Q4 2018, the market is still extremely unhealthy. Not to mention, pretty much all existing hardware is fundamentally flawed thanks to both Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. At least major companies such as Intel, AMD, and Microsoft are working together to mitigate these risks, right? Wrong. These patches have proven to be problematic — for instance, some AMD computers were rendered unbootable. Ugh, what a failure. To make matters even worse, Intel’s Spectre variant 2 mitigation is causing instability (random reboots) on some Windows…

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