Windows 10: Kernel memory leaking Intel processor design flaw

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  1.    03 Jan 2018 #31

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    “Check with your operating system vendor or system manufacturer and apply any available updates as soon as they are available. Following good security practices that protect against malware in general will also help protect against possible exploitation until updates can be applied.”

    Does this mean the windows updates or are they also implying people go a step further and apply BIOS updates to their motherboards too? I don’t think the average user is going to go anywhere near a BIOS update. I’ve seen a few systems hosed because of attempted BIOS updates. Hopefully it’ll just be the pushed windows updates that need to be applied.
    It can't be fixed with a firmware upgrade - the bug is in SMBIOS which is software related.
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       03 Jan 2018 #32

    PaulGo said: View Post
    What’s behind the Intel design flaw forcing numerous patches?
    There's obviously a big problem, but we don't know exactly what.

    What’s behind the Intel design flaw forcing numerous patches? | Ars Technica
    Bree said: View Post
    I wonder when Intel first knew of this bug?

    https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/...-of-stock.aspx
    Thanks for the article, guys. So many different facts. Guess we'll have to wait to see the truth of it all if ever. Since Enron, bailing out Wall St banks, and the Bernie Madoff incidences to name a few, I don't trust any of them, although I'd like to. Perhaps Krzanich bought AMD stock.

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    “Check with your operating system vendor or system manufacturer and apply any available updates as soon as they are available. Following good security practices that protect against malware in general will also help protect against possible exploitation until updates can be applied.”

    Does this mean the windows updates or are they also implying people go a step further and apply BIOS updates to their motherboards too? I don’t think the average user is going to go anywhere near a BIOS update. I’ve seen a few systems hosed because of attempted BIOS updates. Hopefully it’ll just be the pushed windows updates that need to be applied.
    This is all a wait-and-see game at this point. Hopefully not since it's at kernel level.
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  3.    03 Jan 2018 #33

    It is funny on other forums seeing mass hysteria about the possible 30% drop in
    performance due to new updated expected to fix intel bug.

    It shows how little the mass media understands about factors that affect performance.

    Never let a good story get in way of the truth - lol.
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  4.    03 Jan 2018 #34

    I meant truth get in way of a good story - lol
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  5.    03 Jan 2018 #35

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    it's at kernel level.
    ...and that's the point... ever wondered why AV's are so deeply rooted?
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  6.    03 Jan 2018 #36

    I just read an article from On Msft, apparently a fix was released today at about 5pm EST. I don't see i yet.

    Microsoft to release emergency Windows Update to address Intel, AMD processors security concerns | On MSFT

    Henry
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  8.    03 Jan 2018 #38

    Thanks Brink.

    Henry
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  9.    03 Jan 2018 #39

    cereberus said: View Post
    It is funny on other forums seeing mass hysteria about the possible 30% drop in
    performance due to new updated expected to fix intel bug.
    Well, for a company that utilizes AWS quite heavily, where context switching at the hypervisor level is the name of the game, the impact of this software update is going to be huge. I know we have been discussing this bug at length over the past day here at the office.

    For a gamer, worried about benchmarks, probably won't feel this bug caused any noticeable change.

    Everything depends upon the workload.
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       03 Jan 2018 #40

    Meltdown and Spectre


    Some more interesting info on the bug/s

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/securit...rs-vulnerable/

    https://spectreattack.com/

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