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New security flaw detected in Intel hardware

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by zero_cool, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    human stupidity is is no flaw in HW, if your in the IT world or hell the know how about this stuff and you leaving default passwords as admin/admin , you should be fired or blame your self is issue happens. this isnt even "flaw" specific to intel

    this day in age, most things when you first login to TELL you to change user/pass and prompt you to do so, if it being ignore that is your fualt.

    Most people will leave user as admin and change pass, but in corperate world they should be change user and pass, and on a monthly basis at that.
     
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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    the famous "admin" with password "admin" that 50% of company replace with "qwerty" with password "1234" (the other 50% let "admin" "admin" lol)...

    do you think D. Trump have left "admin" "admin" on the big red button? frightening isn't it?
     
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    It requires physical access! :rolleyes:

    Dumb post is dumb. Once someone has their grubby hands on your laptop it's theirs. Duh.
     
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    I notice a 10 time slow down in a specific operation, when exporting to web from Lightroom.
    PC build i7 5930K, Asus x99 Deluxe MB, 64Gb RAM, Quadro P2000, M-2 Samsung 960 and 950Pro.
    I regularly export to a website, before last MS update export took 5 to 6 minutes, since a few days ago it takes 60m.
    Other computer operations apparently OK
     
  7. gx-x

    gx-x Maha Guru

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    Goddamnit, I want the guys that invented the internet to apologize! All of this is their fault in the first place!
     
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    I have been reading up on this AMT thing and from my understanding that its motherboard dependent if whether or not you have it or not. Which means only certain motherboards support this feature. Just google AMT motherboards and it will show you that the Qbased motherboards and chipsets support AMT. So if you have a Z/X based motherboard for example then there is really nothing to worry about.
     
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    tired of keeping up with it all, meaning not now but the past and the future to come. Being a home user only, i do not care anymore. Security as has been a pain in the rectum since you got your 1st computer. Sad world fore sure :(
     
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    I found a old Anthlon Xp in a box the other day in the cupboard, so i am going to stick it into a old mobo, install dos, and go back to a time when getting all your drivers into himem and having 58k left to actually start a game was all you had to worry about.
     
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    Couldn't agree more...it's so-called "security firms" (polite name for hackers) trying for mindless, self-serving publicity by complaining about "default settings" once again--similar idiots years ago used to attack Internet browsers for their "default settings"--believe it or not--called them "flaws" under the assumption that users were too stupid to ever change default settings! People always want someone to hold their hands when all they have to do is simply read the directions and learn how the tech they buy works. Unreal. Almost every router in the world, for instance, has an entry password of "admin/admin" or something similar, that the user may change at will. But, there are many people commenting here who apparently didn't get past the words "Intel flaw" before they decided to chime in about what a rat Intel is being--which is utterly ridiculous--and I don't even buy Intel products. Think about it--about the only thing a company could do to change something like this is to insist on the user inputting in a password *before* he is allowed to use the device for the first time--and if they complain about this--you can imagine how they would moan and howl about *that.* There is just no pleasing "stupid" I've found. F-secure apparently could care less that all the manuals implore users to change their passwords and even show them how to do it--but I guess F-Secure hasn't learned how to read, yet, and must assume that nobody else knows how to read, either.

    Wanted add: How many people are even aware of the fact that it is impossible for them to become "infected" with "Spectre" or with "Meltdown" simply because no such malware exists anywhere on the planet? How many even know that these are cute little nicknames given to vulnerabilities--not to malware that is making the rounds? IMO, whoever decided on naming vulnerabilities like viruses, worms, and malware are named surely wanted to cause irrational panic, and succeeded apparently. Very sad commentary, imo. (Google was involved, here, so not surprised by the mindless hype.)
     
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  12. tsunami231

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    they succeed with the panic, most people will never be fully protected from what is going around, atm either, cause of what the fixes require, MS litterly have push all the updates and fixes threw there windows update for that to happen, and what are chances of all that happening
     
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    Thats so funny..bring more please.
     
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    haha i remeber that i also remeber game complain there isnt enough hi mem to start the game XD
     
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    Good for corporate espionage but from a home user perspective not much threat. They need to a) have physical access to the device, and then b) connect to your network via cable/wifi/vpn. So if someone steals my laptop they still cannot access my encrypted data due to this bug. meh
     

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