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Intel Security Flaw

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Re: Hope this dont slow down my i7 :(

i think its all Intel chips Sad  MS are sending a update to fix it soon Thumbs Up

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Re: Hope this dont slow down my i7 :(

Are you sure, @rongtw? A quick read of the DM article say X86, so maybe X64 systems aren't affected?

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Re: Hope this dont slow down my i7 :(


rongtw wrote:

i think its all Intel chips Sad 

x86_64 only I believe.

MS are sending a update to fix it soon Thumbs Up


That's where the performance regression is likely to come from

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@jab1  Almost every Intel processor manufactured over the last decade contains a major security flaw that could be exploited in severe attacks. If that isn’t bad enough, patching the issue might slow down the performance of a CPU by up to 35 percent.

 

Source https://www.techspot.com/news/72550-massive-security-flaw-found-almost-all-intel-cpus.html

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Re: Hope this dont slow down my i7 :(

OK @rongtw - I stand corrected.Embarrassed

I'll still be interested to see what, if anything happens to performance, some of the articles seem to give themselves plenty of  'wriggle-room' 5-30% is a wide spectrum.

Edit to add: I know there's no detail about this threat, but I wonder how close to your machine an attacker  will have to get, or how they would?

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Re: Hope this dont slow down my i7 :(

You can get the tool to check if you are indeed vulnerable or not https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27150?v=t

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Re: Hope this dont slow down my i7 :(

Status: This system is vulnerable.
Tool Stopped

Knuppel

 

So i wonder if the MS update also means i may have to update my bios too ? 

And if this update does slow our cpu`s down then what are our rights ? I mean i didnt pay for no slow cpu !!

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30FTTC06 wrote:

You can get the tool to check if you are indeed vulnerable or not https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27150?v=t


That's for a different Intel flaw (though I suppose if you're affected by one it's likely you'll be affected by t'other)

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St3 wrote:

And if this update does slow our cpu`s down then what are our rights ? I mean i didnt pay for no slow cpu !!


Intel Responds to Secuity Research Findings 

(AKA PR BS)

 

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Re: Hope this dont slow down my i7 :(

I always buy AMD.

They are cheaper, faster and apparently more secure! Cheesy

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Could be all chips Now including AMD , ARM Undecided

The issue was originally linked to a flaw only in Intel's chips, but the firm said this was "incorrect".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42561169

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Re: Hope this dont slow down my i7 :(

As I understand it the patch will affect all chips irrespective of whether they are Intel, AMD or whatever.

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Re: Hope this dont slow down my i7 :(

Microsoft has released an emergency patch this evening for Windows 10 that is being applied automatically. Windows 7 and Windows 8 will receive a patch next Tuesday.

https://www.techspot.com/news/72576-massive-cpu-flaws-get-name-meltdown-spectre-what.html

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