Intel Processors Data Leakage Advisory

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  1. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro (64bit) & Linux (64bit)
       #30

    Ground Sloth said:
    That practice should be illegal.
    Agreed it should be illegal.

    Ground Sloth said:
    Companies should have to patch the vulnerability before discontinuing support.
    That will never happen because the big corporations know how stupid the consumer is and knows the consumer will go out and buy another product from them.

    No more Intel products for this consumer.
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  2. Posts : 1,191
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #31

    Those don't address these vulnerabilities. They contain pretty old microcode for coffee lake for example.
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  3. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro (64bit) & Linux (64bit)
       #32

    sygnus21 said:
    Unfortunately there has to be a cut off somewhere and that is an 11 year old processor that's been discontinued.
    I understand what you're saying and it ain't the end of the world and the sky isn't falling just because Intel knowingly allowed these flawed processors to be sold to the consumer.

    It's just the fact of Intel not taking care of the consumer who purchased Intel processors in good faith thinking Intel produced a reliable and trusted product.

    Us dumb and stupid consumers.
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  4. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
       #33

    Steve C said:
    My password is simple to remember - computer says it is ********
    8astericks

    uncrackable!
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  5. Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro
       #34

    Intel did not make CPUs with flaws and then sell them, Intel made CPUs and sold them, then later researchers tried to break the security and found they could use certain processes in a manner not predicted by Intel to allow access to data that should be protected.
    Once the holes are found Intel and MS (and other OS providers) patch the holes if possible. The same thing happens with applications/drivers and other software, the system that operates your router is secure until someone finds a way to utilise it in such a way as to make it not secure.
    Certain AMD CPUs also have flaws that have been uncovered, i dare say nearly all CPUs, ROMs, firmware etc have flaws that can be manipulated for nefarious gain.
    Intel takes the brunt of the bad press simply because they make a bigger target, MS likewise.
    Expecting companies to fix issues with unsupported products is unrealistic from a cost and logistics standpoint.
    Most of the discovered flaws require tremendous effort and resources to exploit or require physical access to a machine but the click bait news articles tend to overlook that in order to have spectacular headlines.
    Unless you are working on government, military or company critical data you really don't need to panic or worry.
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  6. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #35

    Ground Sloth said:
    That practice should be illegal. Companies should have to patch the vulnerability before discontinuing support.
    Yeah, it's a crime Intel can't go back in time to fix a vulnerability no one had yet discovered. Boo Intel
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  7. Posts : 349
    Windows 10
       #36

    sygnus21 said:
    Yeah, it's a crime Intel can't go back in time to fix a vulnerability no one had yet discovered. Boo Intel
    No. That's not what I said.

    It should be illegal for a computer company to discontinue product support at the exact moment that a serious security vulnerability is publicly disclosed unless the date for the discontinuation of support had already been announced.
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  8. Posts : 823
    W11 pro 64 beta channel
       #37

    It hardly matters to the private individual, but what about the servers in banks and financial institutions using Intel?
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  9. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #38

    Ground Sloth said:
    No. That's not what I said.

    It should be illegal for a computer company to discontinue product support at the exact moment that a serious security vulnerability is publicly disclosed unless the date for the discontinuation of support had already been announced.
    I can't speak to conspiracies, but I do know Intel (as well as many other companies) discontinue products all the time. It's nothing new. And I did note the age of your CPU. It's been discontinued a while.

    That said you might be jumping the gun since Intel has been known to expand it's listings. Happened with the Spectre/Meldown mess.

    tinmar49 said:
    It hardly matters to the private individual, but what about the servers in banks and financial institutions using Intel?
    As for "banks and financial institutions", trust me, they're secured where they need to be so that's a non issue.
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  10. Posts : 349
    Windows 10
       #39

    sygnus21 said:
    I can't speak to conspiracies, but I do know Intel (as well as many other companies) discontinue products all the time. It's nothing new. And I did note the age of your CPU. It's been discontinued a while.
    You're confusing me with someone else. The last time I used a computer that had a Core 2 Duo processor was at least 5 years ago.

    At least Microsoft tells users well ahead of time when support for certain products will be discontinued. A lot of hardware manufactures, however, don't give users any advance warning and often discontinue support when a serious security vulnerability is disclosed.
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