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Intel Owners with Linux(and possibly linux) warrning!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by FryingWeesel, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. FryingWeesel

    FryingWeesel New Member

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    http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/22/1815226
    thats the slashdot artical the source is quoted and linked below.

    http://theinvisiblethings.blogspot.com/2009/03/attacking-smm-memory-via-intel-cpu.html
    all i can say is, this is yet another reasion im happy im an amd user, tho i dont use linux(much) this can effect windows and will likely be exploited soon since its now widely known.
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    I was actually reading about the idea of this a month ago. To my knowledge, ALL Intel processors since the 386 are vulnerable to this attack
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    somebody should fix the thred title, It says linux 2x, think its ment to say windows or mac since that would make sence after reading the articals....damn....whats intel gonna do?

    im gonna lulz if its another bios with microcode update that slows systems down :p
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    I was reading about this as well, the exploit could potentially affect any device running an Intel x86 chip. So Macs, or even portable devices, could be at risk.

    It's a pretty big security risk considering how widely used Intel chips are...

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