Skip to comments.How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw
Posted on 01/04/2018 6:45:29 AM PST by Red Badger
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None of our Linux machines use the Internet
Do they have wifi or bluetooth?
They could be accessed from a smartphone................
Here’s the offending code.
If (NSA) then [do nothing];
so my dual xeon from a decade ago will have some sort of update from HP? Yeah, I highly doubt it.
What about my 6/7 year old Dell?
Most likely I am not going to find updates for either perfectly functional machine.
the browsers only access the localhost Tomcat server.
I JUST HAD A THOUGHT, AND NO IT DIDN’T HURT:
What if this was all planned out 10 years ago to make us all freak out and go out and buy new computers?................
Step One: Log out and turn the PC OFF
Step Two: Unplug the PC from its electrical outlet
Step Three: Carry the PC outside and place it on a stump or other level surface.
Step Four: Verify that the area behind the chosen level surface is free and clear of people, animals, houses, vehicles, etc.
Step Five: Discharge three to five rounds from a 12 gauge shotgun in to the cabinet of the PC.
NOTE:'00' Buck is preferred, but regardless of your choice of loads, be sure to spread your shots evenly across the face of the cabinet.
Step Six: Discard the remains of the PC in an environmentally responsible manner.
See post #7..................
Had a laptop crash Jan. 1. Looks like a hard drive failure. Hmmmm.
My work computer HD failed back in June..................
Suddenly feeling better about building my latest pc with ryzen.
I wouldn’t put it past any of the large chip manufacturers. I work in the electronics industry and I see what passes for decision making in a highly regulated environment. I’ve also worked for other companies that weren’t as regulated.
Most of the time you will see management looking out for management and doing things that have the immediate impact of making management look good, but are or no benefit (usually a detriment) long term.
As far as Apple boxes are concerned, the problem was fixed in OS 10.13.2 High Sierra; iPhones need physical access to be compromised.
About a decade or two ago, I saw a remark in an electronics trade magazine that Intel's success was dependent on the ability of its engineers to override management.
The article posted on FR yesterday said the flaw was in the Intel x86-64 hardware. I googled it and it looks like they’re talking about 64 bit computer processors. I know it’s still early and info’s still coming out, but I’m glad I’m running a 32 bit.
Aw, I’m running 10.10.5 Yosemite and have been reluctant to upgrade. Heard Hi Sierra can really slow down an older machine.
Ok guys before you all have kittens.
All Intel microprocessors can have their microcode patched thru BIOS update.
Lets all wait till all the info comes out.
The only one in the history of Intel which couldn’t be fixes was the FPU flaw and the problem was once the error showed up, it did NOT throw an exception error.
Thus you couldn’t detect it or fix it with a microcode patch.
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