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#16 TheSentinel

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:37 PM

Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: Fix for Intel CPU flaws could slow down PCs and Macs
What you need to know, in plain language.

By Brad Chacos and Michael Simon

PCWorld | Jan 5, 2018 6:51 AM PT

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https://www.pcworld....cts-pc-mac.html

 



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

Please have a look on that article in addition of the one before

 

How to protect your PC from the major Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws
Stay safe® with this guide.

Brad Chacos By Brad Chacos

Senior Editor, PCWorld | Jan 5, 2018 8:30 AM PT

https://www.pcworld....-cpu-flaws.html

 



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:46 PM

How the Meltdown and Spectre security holes fixes will affect you

Get ready to patch every piece of computing gear in your home and company to deal with this CPU nightmare.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Between the Lines | January 5, 2018 -- 21:16 GMT (21:16 GMT) | Topic: Security

You can't get away from Meltdown and Spectre. These chip bugs will make your life miserable. Everything you run -- and I mean everything -- PCs, Macs, iPhones, tablets, cloud computing, and servers -- use vulnerable CPUs. Apple, Linux developers, and Microsoft have all released patches. And all of them will slow down at least some of your programs

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

by Teri Robinson, Executive Editor
January 05, 2018

Meltdown, Spectre updates aplenty, but the fix is more complicated

A pair of flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre that take advantage of the speculative execution performance feature in modern CPUs make the memory of virtually all computers and devices accessible to hackers.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:25 PM

by Doug Olenick, Online Editor
January 05, 2018

Spectre and Meltdown patches flow hit flood stage

Patches have been flowing out fast and furiously to repair the kernel-level flaws found in Intel, and to a lesser extend in AMD and ARM processors, that could allow for remote code execution and access kernel level memory.

https://www.scmagazi...article/735285/

 



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:08 PM

Experts Weigh In On Spectre Patch Challenges

by Tom Spring January 7, 2018 , 11:21 pm
Categories: Cloud Security, Critical Infrastructure, Hacks, Mobile Security, Vulnerabilities, Web Security    

Mitigating Spectre and Meltdown flaws won’t be easy, but experts say exploits targeting Spectre will be hard to patch against.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:01 PM

Here's how, and why, the Spectre and Meltdown patches will hurt performance
Now that microcode and patches are starting to ship, a clearer picture is emerging.

Peter Bright - Jan 11, 2018 9:30 pm UTC

As the industry continues to grapple with the Meltdown and Spectre attacks, operating system and browser developers in particular are continuing to develop and test schemes to protect against the problems. Simultaneously, microcode updates to alter processor behavior are also starting to ship.

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https://arstechnica....rt-performance/

 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

Intel promises transparency as Meltdown patch causes reboot problems with Broadwell and Haswell chips
By Mark Wycislik-Wilson
2018-01-12

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has written an open letter to the technology community addressing the fallout from the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability revelations.

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https://betanews.com...patch-problems/

 



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:03 PM

Tests show how much Meltdown fixes will hit Linux system performance
By Mark Wycislik-Wilson
2018-02-12

Now that the initial shock about the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities has died down, the focus is very much on getting the problems sorted. As has been noted already, there has been concern about the impact on performance that the bug fixes will bring.

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https://betanews.com...ux-performance/