CPU Vulnerabilities Get names - Meltdown and Spectre

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    So after yesterdays turmoil in regards to the CPU vulnerabilities, more information is now available to get a grasp of what is going on. Basically, security experts found two major bugs in processors,...

    CPU Vulnerabilities Get names - Meltdown and Spectre
     
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  2. wavetrex

    wavetrex Ancient Guru

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    "bug"
    Yeah. Sure.

    Following Snowden's revelations a few years back, I don't believe in such "bugs" anymore...
    However, it's good that these NSA backdoors are finally being discovered and closed. It was about damn time !
     
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    "Vunerabilities" ? :D
     
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    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    Meltdown is quite the fitting name for this... discovery. :rolleyes:
     
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    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Processors from 1995? Heh sure like MS is going to release fixes for old tech like that. Also most of those vintage Computer collectors who own CPUs from that era do not have those PCs connected to the network or even the Internet for that matter. Makes me wonder how do those hackers can gain access to the CPUs without some kind of connection that is either network related or Internet. Unless I do not understand how this exploit works. The same goes with Apple I seriously doubt that Apple would try to create a patch for their computers dating back to 1995.
     
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    When you were little you thought the monsters were under your bed or in the closet. When you got older you found out there all in the government or on the board......
     
  7. The Goose

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    Well ....everyone's been having a meltdown and bitchin about intel the last couple of days.... i hope they're eating humble pie.
     
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    Paranoia is not healthy.
     
  9. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Neither is ignorance.
     
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    Scumbags called $hintel and m$oft...
     
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    You know this is a HARDWARE bug?
     
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    I have seen this does not affect gaming much, that being said though, i still kinda wonder what this would mean if modern consoles used Intel processors.


    Have a hat.

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    An attack vector would be JavaScript or Flash through a web page. The web page wouldn't have to be malicious by nature. It could have been compromised. For example, imagine if Guru3D or another site you visit got compromised for a couple hours.
     

  16. Ricepudding

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    I have the solution guys, never turn on your pc, disconnect it from the internet and put it back in the box... and head down to the pub have a pint and wait for all this to blow over
     
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    I can't help but to think this was by design.
     
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    well insider trading rules should apply.
     
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    I don't know why is it left out that device needs to be "hacked" in order for either of these exploits to work. Reading this article like this, one assumes that someone can just enter an IP and that's that, passwords stolen. Far from it.

    If they manage to get to your PC, there are way more efficient tools to use then to f**k about RAM and what's in it currently, wait for passwords, comb through desert to find "rebels".... :)

    Anyway, I want an option to not use the fix for this non-issue if it will slow down my PC. But I am not going to be given one, I am almost sure of it. Forget about how "efficient" windows defender and firewall are, these hardware bugs, oh my god...what an issue!
     

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