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Meltdown and Spectre.
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:18:24 pm »
So what do I need to know about Meltdown and Spectre? Is the earth crashing towards the sun? Or a meteor plummeting towards Earth? What might we do to mitigate our vulnerability? I'm guessing don't store your vital information online, or leave it saved in your settings, etc? (Stored passwords, stored cc info, etc, etc?) These sorts of thing are rampant, though, wouldn't you say, in most folks' daily online routines? I mean the saved-this, and saved-that? I'm sure I'd need to make some considerable changes in the habits I've formed for the sake of convenience. Is it bad enough that one might consider an AMD processor? It's more than just Intel, though, isn't it? Wouldn't the truth of the matter be that we all became susceptible to hacks and malware and such, long-ago, when we made that pact with the Devil to go online and play on the internet?? Still, this threat is currently all the rage, viral or trending or whatever you want to say. So I'm curious what the smart people think... thanks!

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Re: Meltdown and Spectre.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 02:26:25 pm »
It's under discussion here https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?topic=6404.0


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Re: Meltdown and Spectre.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 02:31:34 pm »
It's under discussion here https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?topic=6404.0


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Right on. Thanks.

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Re: Meltdown and Spectre.
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 02:58:07 pm »
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Re: Meltdown and Spectre.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 05:35:49 am »
I agree with you You should change to Intel, then I am better than amd.

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Re: Meltdown and Spectre.
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 04:52:57 pm »
What Linux Users Must Know About Meltdown and Spectre Bugs Impacting CPUs

By Abhishek Prakash, the founder of It's FOSS.

https://itsfoss.com/meltdown-spectre/
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