Much like Wonderland, the whole Spectre/Meltdown security mess just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser.
We’ve told you all about the flaw found in nearly every microchip that makes just about every PC, Mac, iPhone, Android Phone, all tablets, and all kinds of smart home devices vulnerable.
Not only have Microsoft, Apple, Android, and Linux issued patches for their operating systems, but manufacturers of devices and microchips have also issued fixes.
But some of those fixes caused problems, including a patch for Windows 7 that caused some systems running AMD chips to not be able to properly boot.
Now, Microsoft has issued an emergency patch for their devices to correct an emergency patch that was issued by Intel. The updates caused systems to crash, lose data, and have problems booting. If you recently applied the Intel update and your PC is having these problems, you can click here to download a patch to undo the patch.
Intel isn’t the only company having issues with patches. Both HP and Dell have advised users experiencing issues to roll back their latest patches.
If you’ve recently run security patches and your device is acting up. You may want to try to roll back some of those updates and see if it helps the problem.
It’s going to take a long time to straighten out this mess because the flaw in the chips can’t really be fixed. All of these patches are just workarounds.
We’ll keep you up-to-date on this mess.