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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Meltdown Patch Has No Real-World Performance Effect So Far

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Spectre and Meltdown’s impact on consumers is still unclear. New efforts to analyze the scope of the problem are showing little impact in some areas, more significant drops in others.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261607-storage-tests-meltdown-patch?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.

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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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Daniel Craig resisted Android phone placement in "Spectre" because "James Bond only uses the best"

Article Image Internal Sony communications indicated that “Spectre” star Daniel Craig and the movie’s director Sam Mendes were both opposed to multimillion dollar product placements for Sony or Samsung Android phones because it could tarnish the suave image of James Bond.

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