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    Skyfall and Solace Could be the First Attacks Based on Meltdown and Spectre?

    Yup 200% this, many people do not understand this ~ Spectre 1 & 2 are just ways to exploit the speculative execution flaws in OoO chips, like CFL or indeed Ryzen. There can technically be as many variants of spectre as there are (different) chips, meltdown patches are also probably not 100%...
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    Do you still believe in Cryptocurrency ?

    Yes, that & the fact that currency, any form of money, is just a conduit for deliverance of greed. In that BTC isn't more (or less) responsible for any kind of destruction the USD could be accused of, though ultimately the blame lies with the system (which has loopholes) & the people who made...
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    Do you still believe in Cryptocurrency ?

    You can say the same wrt the British Pound or Deutsch Mark, in fact much more than the USD :shadedshu:
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    Do you still believe in Cryptocurrency ?

    Actually UPI, in theory, could be extended globally though you'd have a bit of a problem i.e. exchange rate, we'd have to solve that first. It works with e-wallets, mobile wallets, phone numbers but is tied to a bank account, so anonymity isn't its forte.
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    Do you still believe in Cryptocurrency ?

    But is is really that cheap? Last year I gave you an example of easy payment options that we have access to in India, UPI/IMPS/RTGS/NEFT with the first two being instantaneous & UPI being free of cost atm. Now I can't say how much computational resources each one of them requires, but in terms...
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    Do you still believe in Cryptocurrency ?

    The problem with that is it undermines the central authority of a Fed, RBI, BoE, PBoC, ECB et al. Trickle down economics may not work, it totally doesn't IMO, but trickle down power does & the power structure of most modern democracies inhibits load shedding of the powers vested in a central...
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    "You Hold It!" - Cryptocurrency Pricing Plummets as South Korea Revives Pressure

    So vaporware, pump & dump perfectly describe BTC et al, like many of us were saying :rolleyes: https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/15/researchers-finds-that-one-person-likely-drove-bitcoin-from-150-to-1000
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    Should owners of processors affected by security problems receive compensation?

    Interesting 35% are fine with a performance loss, sometimes a huge hit, I wonder if they'd let VW (or Toyota) get away with more pollutants & less mpg :wtf: Just to be clear the poll is brand agnostic!
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    Cooler Master Announces MasterWatt V and MasterWatt Maker at CES 2018

    I'm thinking an evolution to their Sandia cooler partnership IIRC & obvioulsy with RGB ~ MasterAir G100M
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    AMD Confirms They are Affected by Spectre, too

    Here's what Ars said ~
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    Intel Releases CPU Benchmarks with Meltdown and Spectre Mitigations

    Intel knew about meltdown, not necessarily the exploit but the design decisions they took which would render the chips less secure. Secondly they sold new products with the same flaw(s) even when they were informed about it, I'd argue deceiving their customers over the last 3 quarters.
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    Intel Releases CPU Benchmarks with Meltdown and Spectre Mitigations

    Not sure how you came to that conclusion & I'm not talking about the manual part ~
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    Intel Releases CPU Benchmarks with Meltdown and Spectre Mitigations

    Yes, the wired ~ TRIPLE MELTDOWN: HOW SO MANY RESEARCHERS FOUND A 20-YEAR-OLD CHIP FLAW AT THE SAME TIME So beyond what we know, Intel is at least responsible for grossly neglecting the impact meltdown could've had on current & past gen processors. I can speculate as to whether they should be...
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    Intel Releases CPU Benchmarks with Meltdown and Spectre Mitigations

    You apparently missed the 3 other independent teams who found it using Intel manuals, all inside six months of GPZ informing Intel in June of last year. So there's every chance that - (a) This was intentionally (designed) that way (b) Getting one up on your competitor was more important than...
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    Intel Acknowledges: More BSODs Affecting "Haswell" and "Broadwell"

    I think they (Intel) meant BSOD but to avoid another PR disaster just omitted that word, like their initial response to spectre/meltdown missing the important info wrt kernel memory being read on unpatched systems. Totally speculating here so don't quote me on that btw here's some PR blurb from BK ~
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    Pls Help Me Choose Components For 2 Workstation Build Proposal

    Definitely get the AIO, you can never overspend on cooling, also there's the 850 EVO 4TB if you can get one at that microcenter - www.microcenter.com/product/467274/4tb_850_evo_sata_iii_ssd
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    Major Intel CPU Hardware Vulnerability Found

    Meltdown PoC by Lipp, Schwarz, Gruss, Prescher, Haas, Mangard, Kocher, Genkin, Yarom, and Hamburg - https://github.com/IAIK/meltdown
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    Can we have different Windows versions tested with and without Meltdown/Spectre patches applied?

    So it's worse on Haswell or older systems, great now where do I throw my z97 board or do I get a (partial?) refund from Intel for this loss in performance :rolleyes:
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    NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 Driver with Spectre Fix Benchmarked in 21 Games

    That's why I said it's a developing situation. Everything we think is secure may not be, then there's this ~ I'd err on the side of caution & assume everything is vulnerable, but every individual can also choose their level of cautiousness or security.
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    NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 Driver with Spectre Fix Benchmarked in 21 Games

    Alright how about unintended consequences? But meltdown is definitely avoidable ~
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    NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 Driver with Spectre Fix Benchmarked in 21 Games

    That KASLR demo was what lead to project zero's discovery, it isn't as complex if there's a hardware (design) flaw. This is a developing situation so I can't say if we'll see more spectre, meltdown variants. My assumption is that the GPU could be exposed in more ways than one, like Camm said ~...
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    NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 Driver with Spectre Fix Benchmarked in 21 Games

    My bad, its a timing side channel attack on KASLR, demoed in 2016 ~ https://www.blackhat.com/docs/us-16/materials/us-16-Jang-Breaking-Kernel-Address-Space-Layout-Randomization-KASLR-With-Intel-TSX.pdf So you've got nothing to counter & you choose to shut your eyes & ears? The twit tells us about...
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    NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 Driver with Spectre Fix Benchmarked in 21 Games

    First of all stop pretending you know everything about spectre or meltdown. The project zero team devised an attack reading Intel manuals, they also looked at the rowhammer attack & took it as a stepping stone to make this work! Not only that there were 4 independent teams who found it all...
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    NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 Driver with Spectre Fix Benchmarked in 21 Games

    We don't know how spectre & meltdown affect GPU, I assume if there's a fix then there's also an exploitable hole somewhere that must be patched. Meltdown patch is a software fix, so there might be more ways than one to exploit that vulnerability. Perhaps GPU's are also vulnerable, I dunno...
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    Unlock shaders ASUS RX 560 ROG STRIX EVO GAMING 4GB?

    Oh sorry, I meant non-unlockable, if that makes sense.