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Horrific Security Flaw Affects Decade of Intel Processors

#1 Post by Kailuaboy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:14 am

Horrific Security Flaw Affects Decade of Intel Processors






By Eric Limer
January 3, 2018

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An extremely severe security flaw has been found to affect nearly every Intel processor made in the past decade or more, giving
any hackers who might know how to exploit it access to protected information systemwide. The Register reports that programmers
are rushing to make the sweeping changes necessary to protect against the vulnerability on Linux and Windows operating systems,
with such fixes required on macOS as well. Even worse, you can expect these vital updates to noticeably slow down your computer.


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#5 Post by Irse » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:08 pm

I was going to build a computer. I guess I'll wait a bit.
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#6 Post by My3Cats » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:04 am

Or go with AMD instead.
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#7 Post by Irse » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:42 am

AMD is also affected but not to the same extent. Or so they say. The 2nd generations Ryzen comes out in April so will see what happens then. Computer running fine for now. Had issues last week but it seems normal now.
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#8 Post by ubercow » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:37 pm

with all the apocalyptic press swirling about this, in actuality, it really doesn't put anyone in immediate danger. for the flaw to be exploited, you need to _already_ be hacked, or bad people need physical access to your computer. And if you're already hacked, or bad people have physical access to your computer, they can do worse things to you using regular methods.

just make sure to update your computer when they release patches for it and you'll be fine

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#9 Post by Kailuaboy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:32 pm

Worst. CES. Ever.

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Intel’s CES went from bad to worse. The pesky journalists at The Register scuttled the industry's
plans to postpone news releases about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities until a few days
after Intel’s CES keynote. As a result, news of the performance-killing patches was dragged into
the light the week before the show began. Intel took the brunt of the blow as its stock plunged
and it was slapped with three class-action lawsuits, but never mind the fact that the vulnerability
impacts nearly every processor vendor.

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Re: Horrific Security Flaw Affects Decade of Intel Processors

#10 Post by Kailuaboy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:42 pm

CPU Security Flaw: All You Need To Know About Spectre And Meltdown






By Nathaniel Mott
January 12, 2018

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A pair of bugs has silently infested CPUs from Intel, AMD, and ARM for years, and eradicating them has some potential downsides.
We're referring of course to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs revealed earlier this week, which are present in modern processors.
Microsoft, Apple, and other companies have updated their operating systems to address the problem—there is no way to fix the
hardware itself—but doing so has introduced its own problems. People are most notably concerned about performance hits, and
depending on who you ask, they could be severe or unnoticeable.


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Re: Horrific Security Flaw Affects Decade of Intel Processors

#11 Post by stranger808 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:28 pm

Great, that's all we need.


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