[DISCUSSION] Meltdown and Spectre

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by scaramonga, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. -=ismail=-

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  2. toyo

    toyo MDL Senior Member

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    The 2 videos that were posted earlier are for the MDS series of vulnerabilities, from May 2019. There has not been a single one attack based on them in almost a year.
    Not only that, but there has not been any attacks based on the initial wave of Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities either, in 2 years now.
    My guess is that there are far more convenient paths to compromising your info. This CPU vulnerabilities stuff is way overblown, for now. It's just easier to get you hacked with trojans and rootkits.
     
  3. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    You are right. I am speaking on the generality of poor safety all rather high vulnerability. That is on the reason I am cautious on the information I put out there.
     
  4. nodnar

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    yes. the cloud is the invention of the devil. whatever is beyond your hd, is beyond your control.:)
     
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  6. -=ismail=-

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  7. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    Download the mentioned InSpectre tool, start as Admin, and you can disable the mitigations.

    Note that unless you modify installation sources, you can only disable re-actively, not proactively.
     
  8. Vineet Garg

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    Thanks for the tip! Any advice how to modify installation sources safely for that.
    ( I mean to say that I know the things but a hint as to what exactly has to be removed & how )

    Thanks in advance!
     
  9. vineet brother i hope you know me . you can disable spectre or metdown from within the inspectre tool but its not persistent as you have to always do it after every reboot.
     
  10. Vineet Garg

    Vineet Garg MDL Novice

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    Hi Bro,
    It seems a permanent registry edit, isn't it ?

    @Disk2019 , @Carlos Detweiller , @ALL : What's the truth ?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    #456 SigmaX77, Sep 10, 2022
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    Hi Everyone,

    There always will be flaws and vulnerabilities into " man made stuff" , what one does, another can just undo.

    But i strongly agree with the guy that said that "Cloud computing and storage" is leaving your choices to another party, and i think its the worst of all choices. Yes you can Sync anywhere. suppousedly but only if a " multitude of parameters match certain criteria " , whereas an USB thumbdrive will free you from all that, may be a better option all day

    Kind Regards,
     
  15. toyo

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    It's been 4 years now and not one mass exploit or attack based on these vulnerabilities, I believe.