Intel cpu flaw - kernel memory leaking

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by argent, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. waltermitty

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    Microcode is a fix for Spectre

     
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    on top of that they broke something in Outlook 2016 as well relating to forwarding attachments as well it's a fantastic day to receive patches.
     
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    Is skylake-x more effected then coffee lake and kabylake?

    I'm pissed because I got a 7820x and also because I paid the premium for a 960 pro ssd because of its small size random read write benefits. 30% shaved off my hard disk speed makes that purchase irrelevant and stupid
     
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    https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/mi...-and-meltdown-mitigations-on-windows-systems/
    "With Windows 10 on older silicon (2015-era PCs with Haswell or older CPU), some benchmarks show more significant slowdowns, and we expect that some users will notice a decrease in system performance.
    With Windows 8 and Windows 7 on older silicon (2015-era PCs with Haswell or older CPU), we expect most users to notice a decrease in system performance."
     
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    Probably stupid question but ... is Intel likely to release any consumer level CPUs eg. matching recent CPUs, but that have the spectre/meltdown fixed on the hardware side any time soon ie. next 3-4 months? Or would changing this stuff require a whole new gen of CPUs ie. year(s) away ?
     
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    Years away.

    Edit: source - https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/949370010652196864.html
     
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    holy crap ..that's bad. Thanks !
     
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    "The attacker then can log into Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension (MEBx) with a default password."

    You can't be serious...
     
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    So I mean, if you didn't change the password, why would it be something else?
     
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    From Toms hardware at 2018 CES....this happened just before he took the stage at CES

    What could possibly be worse than that? It turns out Intel’s CEO, Brian Krzanich, sold all of the Intel stock he could before revealing the vulnerabilities. Krzanich’s $39 million in transactions led to an increasing chorus of financial publications, U.S. senators, and law firms calling for an SEC investigation for possible insider trading. In fact, a law firm announced it was investigating Krzanich for securities fraud a mere two hours before he took the stage.

     
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    but but but but........ SINGLE CORE IPC !!!!!!!!!!

    *withdrawn :)
     
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    IME/AMT is a blight on modern processors, same with AMD's PSP. I would not trust either, at all.
     

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