Given the nature of these vulnerabilities, please review your environment and make sure your version of Chrome is up-to-date.
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.
Please take a moment to consider and remember what you have patched and what you have placed on hold, and then adjust accordingly, given that Microsoft has now purportedly righted the patching ship.
Take note as you finalize your patching cycle for February and verify that all patching is complete.
The fun with Spectre and Meltdown patching just keeps coming. Take a moment to review your environments and update your patching accordingly.
This article is in line with other reports of vendors and Intel itself backing away from Spectre and Meltdown patching updates and tweaks.
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.