No longer vulnerable to spectre and meltdown

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No longer vulnerable to spectre and meltdown

Post by wutsinterweb » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:22 am

So the update I just did looks like it's done now, no longer vulnerable to Spectre Variant 1 or 2 or Meltdown. Hurray! Great job peeps! I hope the next CPU I get in a few years has someone fixed the issue and any similar future issues or ongoing ones. It's a shame that Intel kept this quiet for so long.
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Re: No longer vulnerable to spectre and meltdown

Post by absque fenestris » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:55 am

So, well, well - I'm not sooo sure about that...
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Re: No longer vulnerable to spectre and meltdown

Post by Pepi » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:47 pm

Just cause a script says we are not vulnerable doesn't have my full trust :mrgreen: I think in this age of computers we all are vulnerable some. Just to many hackers and they are very good at writing evil code :evil:

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Re: No longer vulnerable to spectre and meltdown

Post by wutsinterweb » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:17 pm

Well yeah, and there may be other exploits. I remember months ago learning about kernel space and user space and mumbling, "somebody's gonna exploit..."

There will always be gaps and tricks, but good job to those that worked on thids!
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Re: No longer vulnerable to spectre and meltdown

Post by Mattyboy » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:29 pm

Spectre and meltdown will always be a vulnerability until you've brought a new chip that has closed that exploit. There's no way intel, AMD and ARM are going to release the next gen chips with that door still open. Just think of the marking angle! Can tell you one thing when they do prices are going to go through the roof as everyone rushes to replace their kit.

Do I really care my current chip is vulnerable? yeah, sure but not that much because there will always be vulnerabilities and a whole load of new ones just waiting in the wings. Plug one hole another pops open. Such is life, such is computing. Not worth getting worked up over.. unless your computer is plugged into a nuclear reactor of course :lol:

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Re: No longer vulnerable to spectre and meltdown

Post by wutsinterweb » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:46 pm

Not a nuclear reactor, but the flux capacitor is governed by my laptop... ;)
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