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New vulnerabilities incoming - Spectre-NG


The Exiled Airman
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This news caused me to check the Asus website for a patched BIOS (for the 50th time!), and finally, there is a new BIOS posted for my Z97 Deluxe board (3503 beta). So I took a chance and flashed it - ran the Inspectre utility, and it now shows that my system is secure against both meltdown and Spectre, with good performance. I heard they haven't got around to the Z87 boards yet, but if you have Z97 Asus board, there should be one your model now. Now I'm going to benchmark this system to see if it lost any speed.View attachment 100543
Am I still vulnerable these new variations? I guess we'll have to wait for the new version of Inspectre to find out! But I feel safer, somehow.
though you are using an outdated version of the InSpectre tool. the current release of Inspectre is release 8, which also checks if a microcode update is available and identifies a processor's cpuid.
Sep 25, 2012
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though you are using an outdated version of the InSpectre tool. the current release of Inspectre is release 8, which also checks if a microcode update is available and identifies a processor's cpuid.
Yeah, I realized that, right after I posted that screenshot. Now I have version 8, and waiting for version 9, to cover the new Spectre variants.


The Power Of Intel
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I still have the 1709 should i install the 1803 and is there any update i should avoid/skip, i do keep Windows update disable, i have never been a fan of Windows installing updates automatically.
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Crickets is all I hear...
Lucky you.
I've got here insane mosquito invasion...

And only way to keep them outside would be completely airtight house without doors or anything.
Which is about as possible as hardware without some flaws/vulnerabilities.