Windows 10: Secure Boot and UEFI Firmware updates? Solved

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  1. Posts : 3,242
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       09 Feb 2018 #11

    win10freak said: View Post
    But sometimes the firmware needs to be updated with security patches as well especially with all this Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. ?
    Hi,
    Mostly scare ware don't worry about it there is nothing in the wild exploiting these issues
    Disable remote desktop features
    Don't use operating systems in virtual machine
    Make sure you use a real antivirus program
    Don't open links from within email from people you don't know and even if you do know them just know from even them copy and paste the links into a new browser window if you want to view one..

    Don't click on adds in websites or now within win-10 os.

    A lot of older machines will not be getting a bios update
    MS will probably be issuing updates to patch the os where there is little to no action one needs to do other than install windows updates.

    Win-10 is so generic looking bad guys and gals love it so assume every popup message that looks like an MS message is malicious when asking for your personal details/ payments....
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  2.    09 Feb 2018 #12

    Well thanks to all for your added responses.
    If something goes wrong, then I will have to disable Secure Boot.
    No big deal.
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  3. Posts : 3,242
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       09 Feb 2018 #13

    Hi,
    Nobody that I've noticed has said secure boot needs to be disabled
    Optimize defaults whatever that does is what should be done before flashing bios you'll read that on all bios instructions posted by mother board manufactures.
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  4. Posts : 539
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17133.73
       09 Feb 2018 #14

    So is Remote Desktop not safe to use with Spectre and Meltdown? i think to use Microsoft Remote Desktop from my phone at times for General updating, and maintenance sometimes at night, if not safe then i learned something also from this thread
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  5. Posts : 3,242
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       09 Feb 2018 #15

    Hi,
    Remote access is one of the security holes it should be disabled.
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  6. Posts : 539
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17133.73
       09 Feb 2018 #16

    Ok disabling right away, thank you for replying so fast
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    10 Feb 2018 #17

    Disable EVERYTHING related to "Remote" including Windows Remote Assistance, even when not planning to remote into any other systems internally or externally. Rule of thumb, when you see anything with the word remote, disable it.
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