Intel Releasing Updates That Immunize Systems Against Meltdown and Spectre

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by DooKey, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Hakaba

    Hakaba Gawd

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    Vistiting questionable sites without addons blocked or disabled?
     
  2. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    As it's been mentioned, it's not always questionable websites. Security patches come after an exploit, so it's never safe to assume you're 100% secure on unquestionable sites.

    It wasn't too long ago that a crafty user using some key escape characters could execute JavaScript within a comment box on a website. Heck, I still come across reputable (as in, not porn/drug related) websites that are vulnerable to injection. Some of this stuff can be patched by the browser (e.g. cross-script) after they know about it.
     
  3. Hakaba

    Hakaba Gawd

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    Welp, to keep it simple, you are right. But before this exploit existince people should have always practiced better online security. I don’t doubt normal sites or ads being infected can cause issues. My argument is that people should have always been using the “trust no one” mentality.

    All of my important stuff is done on a different computer, all of them are 2FA enabled. Even my gaming services like steam, blizzard are 2FA.
     
  4. Kardonxt

    Kardonxt 2[H]4U

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    I could be off base here as we are out of my realm of expertise, but even if that did bypass the problem, I believe bare metal hyper visors that data centers are using can only be installed 1 per machine. At that point you would pretty much be giving each customer a dedicated box which defeats the entire point of shared hosting.
     
  5. Squall_Rinoa89

    Squall_Rinoa89 Limp Gawd

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    I always use Noscript as well. <3 it. Issue is none-existant for me.. tho the windows update completely borked my AI Suit and Fan control -.- thanks ASUS.
     
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    harbingerofdoom Gawd

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    so... i realize im going a bit off topic here... but your definition of "pro trump" is anyone that does not relentlessly bash him 24/7?
     
  7. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    Incremental IPC gains over a decade? High prices? Can't remove the ME? Intel initially denies their CPUs being affected?

    Yeah, I'm not buying Intel any more. They can get stuffed.