Survey: patched for Meltdown & Spectre?

It has been over 4 weeks now that the very serious security bugs named Meltdown and Spectre, affecting almost any CPU made in the last decade, have been publicized and patches have been made available for various systems and software. Some patches even had to be withdrawn and recreated (AMD had not maintained its documentation). In […]

The No Good, Terrible Processor Flaw and SQL Server Deployments

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Security-Fixes for SQL Server and why Security Best Practices Matter

With 14 July 2015, quite precisely one year after the first security bugs in 5 years had to be fixed, we have been given a new reason to test one’s security patching policy. – Provided that you have such a policy for SQL Server.