Update from Microsoft protects Windows 10 Mobile handsets from Meltdown and Spectre

Update from Microsoft protects Windows 10 Mobile handsets from Meltdown and Spectre
Android and iOS powered devices are certainly not the only mobile products that need protection from the current two bad boys of the security flaw world. We are referring, of course, to Spectre and Meltdown. These bugs, with the help of a malicious app, can steal the secrets that you hide in your phone, including the passwords that are used to get into your banking and brokerage apps.

Microsoft has pushed out a cumulative update for all Windows 10 Mobile handsets regardless of whether they are registered with the Insider program or not. On the company's support page, it says that the update (KB4073117) includes all of the improvements to the OS found in the KB4056891. That means it contains security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows Graphics, Windows Kernel, Windows Subsystem for Linux, and the Windows SMB Server.

While this update is being sent OTA to Windows 10 Mobile devices, you can see if it has hit your phone by going to Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update. Before installing the update, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal, and that the battery on your phone is fully charged.

source: Microsoft via SurfacePhone.It (translated), MSPoweruser

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12 Comments

1. Nopers unregistered

The 11 people that still use it will be chuffed to bits. Now what about the hundreds of millions that use windows 10?

2. Eclectech

Posts: 336; Member since: May 01, 2013

They've already issued emergency updates for Windows 10. If you're going to be a troll, at least be a well informed one.

4. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Owned.

3. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I really hate how MS let Windows 10 dies, but I have to respect them for the security upgrades that will continue over couple of years.

6. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

its good. maybe theyll do something better. be honest, you wouldnt chose windows 10 os over any other current Android or iOS, so lets not act like you care. lmao

9. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

They had a chance to make their OS much better, and they could have done much better whether making more phones (especially midrange and low end), working with 3rd party developers and letting Android or Apple apps works for their phones. These are reasons I am angry of them. But respect is for those who deserve it, and when it comes to security updates, AFAIK (correct me if I am wrong ) Windows mobile 10 is going to be supported until 2020 , in which is much better than most Android phones

7. Subie

Posts: 2265; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Downloading right now.

8. samgsam

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I have already got the update today on Windows 10

11. libra89

Posts: 2167; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Props to Microsoft!

12. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 113; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Does it slow down performance?

13. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

It’s a security update & not any firmware or so.

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