Protect your device against chip-related security flaws


Microsoft is aware of the recently discovered security flaw that impacts chips from several different manufacturers. Many devices and applications will be affected by this flaw, including any operating systems such as Windows that run on the affected chips. To get all available protections, get the latest updates for both software and hardware. Take the following steps:

  • Make sure your antivirus software is up to date. Check your software manufacturer's website for their latest info.
  • Keep your device up to date by turning on automatic updates.
  • Check that you’ve installed the January 2018 Windows operating system security update from Microsoft. If automatic updates are turned on, the updates should be automatically delivered to you, but you should still confirm that they’re installed. For instructions, see Windows Update: FAQ.
  • Install any firmware updates from your device manufacturer. Firmware updates should be available on your device manufacturer's website.