Windows 10: Intel chips with built-in Meltdown and Spectre protections later 2018

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       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Intel chips with built-in Meltdown and Spectre protections later 2018


    Intel expects to begin shipping its first chips with built-in protection against the Meltdown and Spectre attacks later this year, company CEO Brian Krzanich said Wednesday.

    The company has "assigned some of our very best minds" to work on addressing the vulnerability that's exploited by those attacks, Krzanich said on a conference call following Intel's quarterly earnings announcement. That will result in "silicon-based" changes to the company's future chips, he said.

    "We've been working around clock" to address the vulnerability and attacks, Krzanich said. But, he added, "we're acutely aware we have more to do."

    The Spectre and Meltdown attacks exploit a feature called speculative execution that's present in nearly all the chips Intel has made over the last 20 years. The Meltdown attack also affects chips from AMD and those based on ARM designs and, in turn, nearly every PC, smartphone and tablet made in recent years. The attacks, which were made public earlier this month, could allow malicious actors to get access to secret data stored on computers, including passwords...


    Read more: Intel says new, Spectre- and Meltdown-proof chips coming this year - Business Insider
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  2. Posts : 136
    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 64-bit
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    "We've been working around clock" to address the vulnerability and attacks, Krzanich said. But, he added, "we're acutely aware we have more to do."
    No sh*t. How about you mitigating the vulnerability on all your previous chips first. The new microcodes are barely functioning correctly.
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  3. Posts : 297
    Win 10 Pro x64 16299.125/ 17063 on different machines
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    ***Exactly*** They can't weasel out of their responsibility, not to say they are, but... to ALL the processors out there now.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    Is this just another Patch or is their new CPU's completely re-engineered without the flaw? I have zero Trust in Intel.
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  5. Posts : 10,273
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       3 Weeks Ago #5

    It's my understanding they are new engineered Silicon without the flaw.
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    Is this just another Patch or is their new CPU's completely re-engineered without the flaw? I have zero Trust in Intel.
    Cannon Lake CPU is slated to be released this year. The chances are that it is way too late for this CPU to be "completely re-engineered without the flaw". My guess, Patch it is...
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7

    Faith said: View Post
    No sh*t. How about you mitigating the vulnerability on all your previous chips first. The new microcodes are barely functioning correctly.
    What do you suggest they do?

    Should I post my 2006 laptop to Intel and get them to physically change the CPU? Considering they haven't made a Core2Duo (or any other CPU) without speculative execution yet what CPU should they solder in (after removing the old one)? An imaginary one?

    Or are you perhaps one of the "lets have a class action!" people who want to complain and get some monetary reward when life isn't perfect.
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #8

    lx07 said: View Post
    What do you suggest they do?

    Should I post my 2006 laptop to Intel and get them to physically change the CPU? Considering they haven't made a Core2Duo (or any other CPU) without speculative execution yet what CPU should they solder in (after removing the old one)? An imaginary one?

    Or are you perhaps one of the "lets have a class action!" people who want to complain and get some monetary reward when life isn't perfect.
    Faith has asked for mitigating the vulnerability for all CPUs, I am not certain from where the "lets have a class action!" line coming from....

    Intel has known about this vulnerability at least since May 2017. In another word, Intel knowingly kept selling their CPUs without notifying the buyers of the vulnerability. Intel could be held responsible for that.

    I am not a lawyer, nor do I want to participate in a class action lawsuits against Intel, but...

    Intel made a mess with fixing microcode for their CPUs that resulted in a lot of people chasing their tails in fixing systems. Instead of Intel focusing on this mess, the CEO comes out and boast about the hardware fix that coming sometimes in the future. Really, the CEO is already looking ahead to record profits from the hardware fixed CPUs???

    And you wonder why people get ticked off....
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #9

    Cr00zng said: View Post
    Intel made a mess with fixing microcode for their CPUs that resulted in a lot of people chasing their tails in fixing systems.
    Well that is certainly true.

    If it makes you fell better so did IBM. They planned updates for their POWER systems (only POWER 7 and 8 I think) on Jan 11. Or perhaps Jan 18 or 21 or perhaps, um, not. They also couldn't say what (if anything) this was supposed to fix. At least Intel tried and failed. IBM failed to say what they were doing and then failed to deliver it anyway.

    Not that I'm bitter or anything
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  10. Posts : 1,665
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Creators Update
       2 Weeks Ago #10

    Do these people pay well ? I want to work for Spectre

    Meltdown and Spectre

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