Install KB4073117 security update on your Windows 10 phone
Did you think that Microsoft had left Windows 10 Mobile users high and dry? Nope, the company recently pushed an important security update, KB4073117 aimed at solving the recent CPU vulnerability issues.
Microsoft describes the new release in a laconic manner, stating that:
This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update.
This build includes all the improvements from KB4056891.
As a quick reminder, Windows 10 version 1703 update KB4056891 patches CPUs against the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
If you haven’t installed KB4073117 on your Windows phone yet, do it as soon as possible. This patch protects your phone against password and data theft. You can download and install KB4073117 automatically from Windows Update.
If you installed earlier updates, your phone will download and install only the new fixes contained in this update package.
All the updates that Microsoft rolled out at the beginning of 2018 proved to be plagued by issues. Here are the most common bugs affecting two of these updates:
- Windows 7 KB4056894 bugs: BSOD, black screen, apps won’t open
- KB4056892 bugs: Install fails, browser crashes, PC freezes, and more
Microsoft hasn’t listed any known issues affecting KB4073117. It is hard to tell for sure if this release if 100% bug-free or this is only because users have yet to test it. After all, the Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update is supported only on a handful of devices.
For more information about Windows phones, check out the articles below:
- Windows 10 Mobile is dead, so you can now jump to Android/iOS
- Coship is working on a dual-OS phone that runs Windows 10 Mobile and Android
- Microsoft kills Windows 10 Mobile definition in Windows SDK
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