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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109755182, Entry date: 02/15/2018
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Notes on Microsoft updates 2018-01 (Meltdown and Spectre) with SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller

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The S7-1500 Software Controller is compatible with the Microsoft updates regarding Meltdown and Spectre and can be operated on devices on which these updates are installed.

On January 3, 2018, Microsoft released updates for its Windows operating systems to close the vulnerabilities which are grouped under the names Meltdown and Spectre.

The installation of these Microsoft updates has no effect on the operation of the S7-1500 Software Controller, irrespective of the version. These updates can therefore be installed on IPCs on which a software controller is being or is intended to be used.

You can find the latest information on the Microsoft updates 2018-01 regarding Meltdown and Spectre in the product note  109754953 .

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