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How a researcher hacked his own computer and found 'worst' chip flaw

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GRC released a free program to check to see if the patches for Spectre/Meltdown are installed, and if they are, how they're affecting the performance.  It also enables you to disable/enable the patches.

Easily examine and understand any Windows
system's hardware and software capability to
prevent Meltdown and Spectre attacks.

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"...  A total of eight new vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs have been reported to several researcher teams to the manufacturer, which are currently still kept secret. All eight are essentially due to the same design problem that the "Meltdown and Specter for Dummies" section details - they are, so to speak, Specter Next Generation...":,15700002,15700021,15700122,15700124,15700149,15700168,15700186,15700189,15700201&usg=ALkJrhjYQiQOi5MFAzu-N8uaLAQMCgsMmg

Stoic Joker:
...And the other shoe hits the floor … Now we get to hope this thing ain't an octopus.

Christ I miss the tactile simplicity of being a mechanic - This black box crap is just a never ending battle.

"... After c't exclusively documented the existence of several vulnerabilities in Intel's processors under the name Specter Next Generation last week, the first Specter NG patch was originally scheduled to be released on May 7th. However, Intel seems to be having problems getting the required updates ready in time, and therefore postponing the publication co-ordinated with the discoverers - once for 14 days, if possible even longer ...":

"... Security researchers from Microsoft and Google have discovered a fourth variant of the data-leaking Meltdown-Spectre security flaws impacting modern CPUs in millions of computers, including those marketed by Apple ...":


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