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Old 01-05-2018, 01:35 PM
 
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Ultimately, with such a wide base of vulnerable chips, there is little individuals can do other than wait for patches to be deployed.
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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Users can do a lot by avoiding poisoned emails and their attachments, and by avoiding sites that host drive by downloads. The latter includes most torrent sites, adult sites and so forth. Less fun sure, but better than....
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Users can do a lot by avoiding poisoned emails and their attachments, and by avoiding sites that host drive by downloads. The latter includes most torrent sites, adult sites and so forth. Less fun sure, but better than....
Err, that stuff has nothing to do with Meltdown and Spectre.

Here's a quick video that explains them
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:49 AM
 
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Err, that stuff has nothing to do with Meltdown and Spectre.

Here's a quick video that explains them
Actually NOT true. A malicious program needs to run on your computer for these things to have any effect. For PCs, the principal source is good old malware that you get from email or drive-by downloads.

Servers are a different story if they virtualize as almost all do. A malicious program can be run by a malicious client and get access to everything on that processor, and perhaps the blade.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:10 PM
 
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In typical Microsoft fashion, the cure seems to be worse than the disease, and ironically it seems AMD machines are the most affected by the poor patch, even though they are the least affected by the vulnerability.

Buggy Win7 Meltdown patch KB 4056894 throwing blue screens
https://www.computerworld.com/articl...e-screens.html
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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Not content to let AMD users have all the ̶f̶u̶n̶ problems...

Intel says new firmware patches trigger reboots in Haswell and Broadwell systems
https://www.computerworld.com/articl...l-systems.html
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