AMD Releases Updated Risk Guidance on Meltdown, Spectre

AMD has clarified its own weaknesses against Spectre and Meltdown. One week later, things aren’t quite as rosy as AMD hoped they’d be.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261920-amd-releases-updated-risk-guidance-meltdown-spectre-clarifies-vulnerability?source=Computing

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Microsoft Pulls Spectre, Meltdown Patches for Older AMD Systems

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Microsoft has halted the distribution of patches for Spectre, Meltdown on some AMD systems due to problems with BSODs and bricked systems.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261839-microsoft-pulls-spectre-meltdown-patches-older-amd-systems?source=computing

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What is Speculative Execution?

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Speculative execution has been in the news of late, typically when discussing the Meltdown and Spectre bugs. We explain the topic.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261792-what-is-speculative-execution?source=Computing

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Should Spectre, Meltdown Be the Death Knell for the x86 Standard?

Spectre and Meltdown are serious CPU flaws, but do they warrant throwing out the entire closed-source CPU model?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261678-spectre-meltdown-death-knell-x86-standard?source=Computing

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Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw

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Intel is facing multiple lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre, but it’s not clear that consumers have been harmed in this scenario — at least, not in a legally actionable way.

The post Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261574-class-action-lawsuits-intel-ceo-meltdown-flaw?source=Computing

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Spectre, Meltdown: Critical CPU Security Flaws Explained

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The security flaws everyone’s been rushing to patch have names now: Meltdown and Spectre. There’s good reason everyone’s been rushing to patch things.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261439-spectre-meltdown-new-critical-security-flaws-explored-explained?source=Computing

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Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power

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Toshiba went into meltdown today, announcing a $3.4 billion loss, a write-down of $6.2 billion, and the collapse of its nuclear construction business. The firm, which employs more than 200,000 people worldwide, is facing bankruptcy.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/244441-toshiba-facing-bankruptcy-total-disintegration-thanks-bad-bets-nuclear-power?source=Computing

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48,000 PCs at Fukushima plant operator TEPCO still run Windows XP

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TEPCO is in hot water over the 2011 Fukushima meltdown, and now an audit has uncovered the company still relies heavily on Windows XP over a year after update support ended.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/204056-48000-pcs-at-fukushima-plant-operator-tepco-still-run-windows-xp

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