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Thread: Meltdown and Spectre

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    Exclamation Meltdown and Spectre (not a spam post)

    So the news has been filled with these and im going to try and explain it.

    this are the 2 newest hacks that threaten computers and phones through executing a code that dumps the memory from the kernel (the base software that talks to your hardware and software) it is advised to update windows or what operating system you are using

    thanks to style for intel users you can tell if your affected by using the tool here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us.../software.html

    below i will have a site and a explanation from it that was done by researchers


    https://meltdownattack.com/

    Which systems are affected by Meltdown?

    Desktop, Laptop, and Cloud computers may be affected by Meltdown. More technically, every Intel processor which implements out-of-order execution is potentially affected, which is effectively every processor since 1995 (except Intel Itanium and Intel Atom before 2013). We successfully tested Meltdown on Intel processor generations released as early as 2011. Currently, we have only verified Meltdown on Intel processors. At the moment, it is unclear whether ARM and AMD processors are also affected by Meltdown.
    Which systems are affected by Spectre?

    Almost every system is affected by Spectre: Desktops, Laptops, Cloud Servers, as well as Smartphones. More specifically, all modern processors capable of keeping many instructions in flight are potentially vulnerable. In particular, we have verified Spectre on Intel, AMD, and ARM processors.
    Last edited by saph; 07-01-18 at 04:55 AM.
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    I downloaded Malwarebytes and its superb. When I did the initial scan, It detected over 2000 Pups (Potentialy unwanted Programs), I quarantined them and now nothing popped up for this forum except a warning from coin miner. That was blocked too. I did notice that it did slow down FB Messenger though.
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    At first glance at the title, I thought this was a streaming spam post.
    Not so !?!

    "Malwarebytes", I use it,
    but I didn't get anything near 200 pups ?!?
    The only ones I got where for a couple of programs I shouldn't be using ?!?
    And I have since deleted them, (for the programs police).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snidely_Whiplash View Post
    At first glance at the title, I thought this was a streaming spam post.
    Not so !?!

    "Malwarebytes", I use it,
    but I didn't get anything near 200 pups ?!?
    The only ones I got where for a couple of programs I shouldn't be using ?!?
    And I have since deleted them, (for the programs police).
    Yeah I do not know it was my first scan and now everything is ok
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