CR4® - The Engineer's Place for News and Discussion®


Previous in Forum: Desirable Features in PID Controller (Function Block)  
Close
Close
Close
9 comments
Guru

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 40263
Good Answers: 1594

Meltdown and Spectre

01/10/2018 10:39 PM

Has anybody been hit by these?

If so what happened?

Meltdown and Spectre Expose the Dark Side of Superfast Computers ...

Register to Reply
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Comments rated to be "almost" Good Answers:

Check out these comments that don't yet have enough votes to be "official" good answers and, if you agree with them, rate them!
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 4223
Good Answers: 237
#1

Re: Meltdown and Spectre

01/10/2018 11:14 PM

My Osborne is doing just fine.

My YouTube videos run a bit slower, but other than that, everything is hunky-dorey.

Register to Reply Off Topic (Score 5)
Guru

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: at the beach in Florida
Posts: 19752
Good Answers: 1153
#2

Re: Meltdown and Spectre

01/11/2018 1:21 AM

I don't think there have been any reported cases, and by now patches are mostly in place....then again, it may not have been detected yet...how can you tell? I think most are worried this was discovered first by somebody else and the damage is not known yet....it may take some time for this to play out...

__________________
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. A.E.
Register to Reply
Guru
United Kingdom - Member - Indeterminate Engineering Fields - Control Engineering - New Member

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: In the bothy, 7 chains down the line from Dodman's Lane level crossing, in the nation formerly known as Great Britain, and now disconnecting ["brexit" - ugh] as Little England and Wales (not too sure about Wales bit, either). Kettle's on.
Posts: 26901
Good Answers: 706
#3

Re: Meltdown and Spectre

01/11/2018 8:23 AM

Never!

__________________
"Did you get my e-mail?" - "The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place" - George Bernard Shaw, 1856
Register to Reply
Guru
Hobbies - CNC - New Member

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Lost Wages Nevada
Posts: 1520
Good Answers: 51
#4

Re: Meltdown and Spectre

01/11/2018 2:13 PM

Intel has reported that there have been no exploits or hacking of data due to these issues. They have patched 90% of the problem and should have a 100% resolution by the end of January. At least that's what they said!

__________________
Though it does seem he frequently has a Swiss Army knife or Leatherman and a roll of duct tape with him.
Register to Reply
Guru
Safety - Hazmat - New Member United States - US - Statue of Liberty - New Member Engineering Fields - Chemical Engineering - Old Hand

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 14222
Good Answers: 156
#5
In reply to #4

Re: Meltdown and Spectre

01/11/2018 2:17 PM

Better check with that credit reporting agency just in case.

__________________
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Just build a better one.
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 885
Good Answers: 23
#6

Re: Meltdown and Spectre

01/11/2018 2:35 PM

Hooray for Sir Sinclair!

Regarding Intel: In my best Ronald Reagan voice: "...TRUST, but VERIFY..."

__________________
...and the Devil said: "...yes, but it's a DRY heat..!"
Register to Reply Score 1 for Good Answer
Guru
Hobbies - CNC - New Member

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Lost Wages Nevada
Posts: 1520
Good Answers: 51
#7
In reply to #6

Re: Meltdown and Spectre

01/11/2018 2:41 PM

I agree.... Trust... BUT .... VERIFY!!!!

__________________
Though it does seem he frequently has a Swiss Army knife or Leatherman and a roll of duct tape with him.
Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Nuclear Engineering - New Member

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisville, OH
Posts: 1066
Good Answers: 24
#8

Re: Meltdown and Spectre

01/12/2018 11:42 AM

Using W10 on a Lenovo with AVG and Malwarebytes. They haven't bothered me.

__________________
Lehman57
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 40263
Good Answers: 1594
#9
In reply to #8

Re: Meltdown and Spectre

01/12/2018 1:38 PM

Maybe, maybe not. These security vulnerabilities affect all of the major microprocessor manufacturers

3 ways to protect yourself against the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip ...

Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How Intel's CPU flaw affects PCs and ...

Register to Reply
Register to Reply 9 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Comments rated to be "almost" Good Answers:

Check out these comments that don't yet have enough votes to be "official" good answers and, if you agree with them, rate them!
Copy to Clipboard

Users who posted comments:

70AARCuda (1); Brave Sir Robin (1); James Stewart (1); Lehman57 (1); lyn (1); Original_Macgyver (2); PWSlack (1); SolarEagle (1)

Previous in Forum: Desirable Features in PID Controller (Function Block)  

Advertisement