Security flaw patch for Intel CPUs could result in a huge performance hit

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  1. scaramonga

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    #1 scaramonga, Jan 3, 2018
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  2. Michaela Joy

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  3. Joe C

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  4. BJ0RN

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    Would be amazing if it is possible to claim warranty on this (since its hardware). My gamer laptop is kinda lacking behind and could sure need an upgrade. :biggrin:
     
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    #10 Joe C, Jan 4, 2018
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  8. mehdibleu

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    do i have to install this patch when M$ will send it to my pc through windows update or it's not necessary to install it ?
     
  9. Joe C

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    I would until M$ hands it out to you to be safe, whether or not your cpu will take a performance hit is still unknown, but rumors state it could be as much as 30%.
    The decision to update is of your own
     
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  10. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Addicted

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    Well I guess that I am OK for now. MSE must have updated me.
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  11. mehdibleu

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    ok thanks for the reply but if i decide to not install this patch, will i be ok or am i putting myself at risk to have problems later ?
    will you install this patch when M$ will send it to you ?
     
  12. scaramonga

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    I'm avoiding it like the plague. I'll wait to see just how much this is gonna cripple CPU's. ;)
     
  13. nodnar

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    i suspect it is completely harmless, those scavengers only revealed it for the money/publicity. as usual, nothing much will happen. anyway, i have no passwords on my harddrive, and i avoid javascript in my browsers.
     
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  14. scaramonga

    scaramonga MDL Member

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    Delete.
     
  15. Joe C

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    These flaws are not yet in the wild. Google has found them and advised the vendors to update. But now that Google has leaked these flaws, Linux, Android, Microsoft and Intel must rush to patch these vulnerabilities before they do get out in the wild because Google has exposed what these are, and will soon be out there in the wild
    Was it right for Google to expose these flaws or was it wrong for vendors (Intel) to take over 6 months to fix?
     
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  16. Michaela Joy

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    @3zero3: I'm talking about the vulnerability in the link I posted.

    With the latest ones, just about every new intel cpu is affected.
     
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