Windows 7 problems: Microsoft blocks April updates to systems at risk of freezing

As the mad dash to convert to Window 10 for businesses and corporations around the world continues, this Windows 7 patching issue comes at an inopportune time.  Please be aware of this issue if you currently utilize Sophos in your Windows 7 environment.

Intel Says to Stop Applying Problematic Spectre, Meltdown Patch

Linus Torvalds and many others have come out in protest against the hasty and often flawed patching approach to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.  It is good to see Intel pumping the breaks on this process and taking a closer look at the architectural needs associated with the correction of this flaw.—threats/intel-says-to-stop-applying-problematic-spectre-meltdown-patch-/d/d-id/1330871