Spectre & Meltdown

dwight dkelvey at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 4 18:01:47 CST 2018


 You do have to repower your machine. You never know what is still laying around in memory. If the byte are anywhere in memory, there is always some way to find them.


From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> on behalf of Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:17:48 PM
To: Sophie Haskins via cctalk
Subject: Re: Spectre & Meltdown

On 01/04/2018 01:08 PM, Sophie Haskins via cctalk wrote:

> It's kind of fascinating to run in to a cross-platform vulnerability
> like this! Is anyone else aware of similar vulnerabilities from
> history that also affected multiple processors, but relied on their
> implementation details?

Funny,   I've been saying since the 1980s that it you have something
that's critical to your survival, keep it offline.

Until any of my PCs develop the ability to go to my storage cabinet and
fetch a DVD and load it into itself, I'm not sorried.


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