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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry man! I'm so glad I do almost NOTHING with Windows anymore!!!

:lol: prophetic
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/01/21/redhat-reverts-patches-to-mitigate-spectre-variant-2/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm67 wrote:
BonezTheGoon wrote:

Sorry man! I'm so glad I do almost NOTHING with Windows anymore!!!

:lol: prophetic
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/01/21/redhat-reverts-patches-to-mitigate-spectre-variant-2/


Modified topic title.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm67 wrote:
Sounds like FUD (aka secret documents shared with secret customers):


https://newsroom.intel.com/news/root-cause-of-reboot-issue-identified-updated-guidance-for-customers-and-partners/

IME, KPTI, performance hit, botched patches. I guess that does lead to fear, uncertainty and doubt.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
erm67 wrote:
Sounds like FUD (aka secret documents shared with secret customers):


https://newsroom.intel.com/news/root-cause-of-reboot-issue-identified-updated-guidance-for-customers-and-partners/

IME, KPTI, performance hit, botched patches. I guess that does lead to fear, uncertainty and doubt.

Everybody reading the news was aware that some systems were not booting even with Ubuntu, Intel just informed some customers about the problem, and confirmed it to the press as well a few hours after the article about the secret Intel documents was published. The story about super secret intel docs shared only with top customers was FUD.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm67 wrote:
pjp wrote:
erm67 wrote:
Sounds like FUD (aka secret documents shared with secret customers):


https://newsroom.intel.com/news/root-cause-of-reboot-issue-identified-updated-guidance-for-customers-and-partners/

IME, KPTI, performance hit, botched patches. I guess that does lead to fear, uncertainty and doubt.

Everybody reading the news was aware that some systems were not booting even with Ubuntu, Intel just informed some customers about the problem, and confirmed it to the press as well a few hours after the article about the secret Intel documents was published. The story about super secret intel docs shared only with top customers was FUD.


Orly. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/25/intel_spectre_disclosed_flaws_november/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
erm67 wrote:
pjp wrote:
erm67 wrote:
Sounds like FUD (aka secret documents shared with secret customers):


https://newsroom.intel.com/news/root-cause-of-reboot-issue-identified-updated-guidance-for-customers-and-partners/

IME, KPTI, performance hit, botched patches. I guess that does lead to fear, uncertainty and doubt.

Everybody reading the news was aware that some systems were not booting even with Ubuntu, Intel just informed some customers about the problem, and confirmed it to the press as well a few hours after the article about the secret Intel documents was published. The story about super secret intel docs shared only with top customers was FUD.


Orly. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/25/intel_spectre_disclosed_flaws_november/



OOOOOOOOOOOOORLY
Intel Warned Chinese Companies of Chip Flaw Before U.S. Government
http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2018/01/28/intel-warned-chinese-companies-chip-flaw-before-u-s-government.html
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In initial disclosures about critical security flaws discovered in its processors, Intel Corp. notified a small group of customers, including Chinese technology companies, but left out the U.S. government, according to people familiar with the matter and some of the companies involved.

The decision raises concerns, security researchers said, as it potentially could have allowed information about the chip flaws, dubbed Spectre and Meltdown, to fall into the hands of the Chinese government before being publicly divulged. There is no evidence any information was misused, the researchers said.

Weeks after word of the flaws first surfaced, Intel's choices about whom would receive advance warning continue to ripple through the security and tech industries.


you want to re-assess that statement or do you want to keep on shilling?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyway...
Congress has some questions :)

https://energycommerce.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Meltdown-Spectre-Letters.pdf



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As more products and services become connected, no one company, or even one sector working in isolation can provide sufficient protection for their products and users. Today, effective responses require extensive collaboration not only between individual companies, but also across sectors traditionally siloed from one another. This reality raises serious questions about not just the embargo imposed on information regarding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but on embargos regarding cybersecurity vulnerabilities in general.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a goat f*** this has turned out to be.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
anyway...
Congress has some questions :)

https://energycommerce.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Meltdown-Spectre-Letters.pdf



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As more products and services become connected, no one company, or even one sector working in isolation can provide sufficient protection for their products and users. Today, effective responses require extensive collaboration not only between individual companies, but also across sectors traditionally siloed from one another. This reality raises serious questions about not just the embargo imposed on information regarding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but on embargos regarding cybersecurity vulnerabilities in general.
Isn't this the logical outcome of Security as an Afterthought?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Intel's offered the world some helpful advice about how to handle the Meltdown and Spectre chip design flaws it foisted on the world.

"I can't emphasize enough how critical it is for everyone to always keep their systems up-to-date," wrote Navin Shenoy, executive veep and general manager of Intel's data centre group, bemoaning the fact that punters are slow to install patches and criminals use that tardiness to do their worst.
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