In the past few days we have reported several times about the acute Meltdown & Specter security vulnerabilities and also showed you how you can quickly and easily check with a few PowerShell commands whether you have been affected by the security vulnerability.
With Windows 7, however, a few additional .Net Framework installations are sometimes necessary so that the Specter & Meltdown verification script can be executed.
In another article we explained in detail that the most important measure is a BIOS update from the motherboard manufacturer . Even the latest Windows updates are useless without the Bios Update.
Manufacturer’s BIOS updates against Meltdown & Specter
That is why we would like to offer you a very extensive list of the BIOS updates from the computer manufacturers below so that you can protect your PC against meltdown and specter as quickly as possible .
|Manufacturer||Website and link to Meltdown & Specter information|
|Acer||Acer – Meltdown and Specter security vulnerabilities|
|ASRock||ASRock latest Bios updates|
|ASUS||ASUS Update on Speculative Execution and Indirect Branch Prediction Side Channel Analysis Method|
Microprocessor side-channel vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754): Impact on Dell products
|Fujitsu||CPU hardware vulnerable to side-channel attacks (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754)|
|GigaByte||BIOS update for Side Channel Analysis Security issue Mitigations|
|HP||SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- SECURITY BULLETIN|
|Huawei||Security Notice – Statement on the Media Disclosure of the Security Vulnerabilities in the Intel CPU Architecture Design|
|Intel||Intel-SA-00088 for Intel® NUC, Intel® Compute Stick, and Intel® Compute Card|
|Lenovo||Reading Privileged Memory with a Side Channel|
|Panasonic||Security information of vulnerability by Speculative Execution and Indirect Branch Prediction Side Channel Analysis Method|
|Microsoft (Surface)||Surface guidance to protect against speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities|
|MSI||MSI pushes out motherboard BIOS updates to tackle recent security vulnerabilities|
|Toshiba||Intel, AMD & Microsoft Speculative Execution and Indirect Branch Prediction Side Channel Analysis Method Security Vulnerabilities|
|Vaio (Sony)||Side channel analysis|
Under the corresponding links you will find the appropriate BIOS updates for the current computer systems . Unfortunately, the PC manufacturers are currently going the way that initially they only publish the newer PC systems with the BIOS updates against Meltdown & Specter and that they still neglect the old PCs.
Thus there are currently no bios updates for many old PCs that are older than 3-4 years. It is currently questionable whether the manufacturers will still publish them . This means that owners of old PCs only have the option of permanently getting information from the manufacturers as to whether a Meltdown & Specter BIOS update is still available for their PC system . All in all a very unsatisfactory situation, because it cannot be required that everyone now buys new PCs so that they offer appropriate protection against Meltdown & Specter .
Should you know any other links to computer manufacturers or motherboard manufacturers that we have forgotten here, please leave a comment here at the end of this article.