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Dell and HP have pulled Intel's firmware patches for the Spectre attack.
Meanwhile, HomePod inches closer to actually shipping, allegedly Apple has released security patches for iOS and macOS that include, among other things, Meltdown and Spectre fixes.

The new versions should be installed as soon as possible.…
Not all systems require full patching for the flaws right now, anyway, experts say.
Also: tvOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and a Mac Meltdown/Spectre security update.
When a flaw in the engine of a data center server makes it run more like a Yugo than a Porsche, it's the lawyers who will benefit.
Widespread reports of reboot issues on some Intel systems force the chip giant to pump the brakes on rolling out patches for side-channel vulnerabilities.
Cause of reboot problems with its Broadwell and Haswell microprocessor patching now identified, the chipmaker said.
Patches slammed as 'complete and utter garbage' as Chipzilla U-turns on microcode Intel's fix for Spectre variant 2 – the branch target injection design flaw affecting most of its processor chips – is not to fix it.…
Linux guru complains about approach to patching the chip flaw.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Intel says it has discovered the root cause of random processor reboots and updated the list of affected systems, which appears to be nearly all of them.
And years away from safety It’s now almost three weeks since The Register revealed the chip design flaws that Google later confirmed and the world still awaits certainty about what the mistakes mean and what it will take to fix them.…