Intel chip vulnerability lets hackers easily hijack fleets of PCs

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  1. MrG

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    I have never heard of anyone updating their CPU firmware, not sure how its done either.
    Test Rig 1 tested "Not Vulnerable" also.
    I checked the intel Downloads & don't see any firmware updates for the Test rig 2 - Core2 Duo Processor E7500 after I received the below (attached) results.

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  3. Daz

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    Consumer CPUs aren't vulnerable :)
     
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  4. Michaela Joy

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    I have a Core I7, 3770K. How would I go about testing for this vulnerability?
     
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  6. Hadron-Curious

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    The surprising thing is that this vulnerability has been there for more than a decade. What is the matter intel? o_O
     
  7. Joe C

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    #7 Joe C, May 9, 2017
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    Intel probably does not think this is an issue and so far I haven't heard of mass security issues from this vulnerability. That's not to say that this would not become an issue in the future, I can recall that at one time rootkits were long ago referred as a Linux issue until Sony decided to use a rootkit on their music cd's and then rootkits became common place for windows too.
    Intel does cut corners because they can, I think it was Broadwell Ivy League cpu's that ran hotter than they should because Intel did not solder the IHS to the chip but used a very cheap TIM. Today I'm hearing that Skylake cpu's substrate is thinner which causes the cpu's to bend if you over tighten the heatsink. Luckily AMD is now making strides (about time) and will give Intel a reason to straighten up it's act
     
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  8. MS_User

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    thats what happens when u build all your tech in china....they insert backdoor virus in the hardware so later their military cyber units can take control of all the machines infected.....capitalism greed will bring everything down in the end...i dont think people really understand how vulnerable we really are in a world run and connected by machines.
     
  9. Joe C

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    I agree.... It only takes a loss of electricity and we are instantly reverted back to the 19th century where horses will be a very valuable commodity for transportation, and out houses will once again become the norm.
    We might even have to resort to reading books of history/religion/philosophy again, and like our forefathers become better edumakated and make better decisions
     
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    My dell did not pass the test , i click on the links that detection tool gives u, but all it has is info on the vulnerability, intel has no patch for this....i call dell but sense my comp is out of warranty they want $75 up front and i dont see how they can help, if intel dont have patch i dont see how dell does, any other suggestion will be appreciated... thank u.

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  14. WindowsGeek

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    this vulnerability is about 8 years old and intel has not release a pat ch for this is very disturbing.
     
  15. Hadron-Curious

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    That is what is baffling about the vulnerability. One would think the tech giant has patched those ports by now. It is very disturbing to know there is no patch for all these years.
     
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  17. MS_User

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    crony capitalism at its finest....they sell tech with mayor vulnerability and instead of doing the correct thing and releasing a patch for everyone running intel with this issue...they tell screw u your on your own...were only releasing a fix for our latest and greatest.... this are thing that truly piss me off. they should get sue for negligent for putting the consumer at risk.