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Yet another Intel CPU Speculative Execution vulnerability i.e. Zombieload

trs96

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The Intel Zombie Apocalypse is here. And it's for real. When will we ever get some positive mass media coverage for Intel ?

Just when you thought everything was patched, here we go again. If your Sandy Bridge through Kaby Lake CPU doesn't have hyperthreading* then this doesn't apply to your system. This is just what Intel didn't need. :O

*Desktop Core i5 CPU owners are not affected, no hyperthreading.
  • Researchers that found the last huge Intel security hole have found a new one.
  • This time, however, Intel and the rest of the industry were ready with patches.
  • The hole impacts just about every PC and server that uses any kind of Intel processor. (except 8th/9th gen)
  • It lets hackers potentially see your web history, your passwords and the your disk encryption keys.
 
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trs96

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