Microsoft details efforts to protect Edge and IE from Meltdown and Spectre
Microsoft has now detailed taken to mitigate attacks related to the new Meltdown and Spectre exploits in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
The tech world has been abuzz with news of a new set of critical exploits, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, that, between them, impact nearly every modern processor in some manner. Following the disclosure of the exploits, Microsoft was quick to launch an emergency patch for Windows users and its cloud services. Now, Microsoft has explained how it has also worked to counter this class of attacks in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
These fixes are part of security updates (opens in new tab) Microsoft has already issued in response to the exploits' disclosure. Microsoft says that it will continue to keep an eye on the impact of these vulnerabilities and launch more mitigations it deems necessary.
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