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    Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    And in a blog post it gives notice of hardware level fixes in processors from H2 this year.
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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    but it has only been 74 days since the vulnerabilities came to light outside of a tight circle of security researchers and chip makers.
    But they've known for much longer than this, so why the heck didn't they have these fixes out *before* the embargo lifted? I doubt it's taken them since June/July to investigate and fix, given how rushed the patches have been so far.

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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    Not to bash Intel, it's not 74 days that led to this fix, it was 274 days since Intel was apprised. Please make sure the right info is used. Because you make it look like Intel sat on their laurels for 200 days before starting to work on a fix.

    However, taking 274 to create a fix and even then had to be re-released 2-3 times either shows Intels incompetence or they really didn't think it to be much of a big deal.

    Can anyone check about AMD microcode for Spectre 2? My Google fu is not bringing up any results but I'm sure they brought a microcode for it.
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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    5 years isn't what I'd consider something to shout about, in fact I'd be rather embarrassed to tell a customer that after 5 years their on their own.

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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    Microsoft Update:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4090007/intel-microcode-updates

    http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4090007

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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    But they didn't fix it in 74 days...(it was my first thought as well when I read the article).... it's been 74 days since the public found about the issues, Intel knew a lot longer than that.

    And that link from airwave doesn't seem to mention my i7 4790k (ie haswell) even though it was released in Q2 2014 ... now I wonder how long it will take for the motherboard manufacturers to do a bios update or is this just going to be applied via 'windows update'

    edit: ah would appear my motherboard manufacturer (ASRock) has had a new bios for my motherboard since the 13 March 2018... hmm, time to google and see how buggy it is lol
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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    But they didn't fix it in 74 days...(it was my first thought as well when I read the article).... it's been 74 days since the public found about the issues, Intel knew a lot longer than that.

    And that link from airwave doesn't seem to mention my i7 4790k (ie haswell) even though it was released in Q2 2014 ... now I wonder how long it will take for the motherboard manufacturers to do a bios update or is this just going to be applied via 'windows update'

    edit: ah would appear my motherboard manufacturer (ASRock) has had a new bios for my motherboard since the 13 March 2018... hmm, time to google and see how buggy it is lol
    Lucky you,I have MSI & Asus haswell motherboards & spinning in the wind.

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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by kryton666 View Post
    Lucky you,I have MSI & Asus haswell motherboards & spinning in the wind.
    My IB ASRock mb has not had a new BIOS for years.


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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    My IB ASRock mb has not had a new BIOS for years.
    Mine hadn't either, the last bios prior to this was 20/7/2016.... so might be worth you checking if IB falls within the 5 year window of the article, although I'm not sure it does.

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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Mine hadn't either, the last bios prior to this was 20/7/2016.... so might be worth you checking if IB falls within the 5 year window of the article, although I'm not sure it does.
    Technically Haswell for desktop released in the middle of 2013,but we will see.


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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Mine hadn't either, the last bios prior to this was 20/7/2016.... so might be worth you checking if IB falls within the 5 year window of the article, although I'm not sure it does.
    Technically Haswell for desktop released in the middle of 2013,but we will see.
    End of life was nearer 2nd qtr 2015(3yrs ago) when broadwell came out on Z97 & quickly went back into the closet for skylake.
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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Mine hadn't either, the last bios prior to this was 20/7/2016.... so might be worth you checking if IB falls within the 5 year window of the article, although I'm not sure it does.
    Technically Haswell for desktop released in the middle of 2013,but we will see.
    What about the Pentium G3258, I5 4690k, and the I7 4790k Devil's Canyon Haswell refresh? Those use Z97 and came out in q2 2014.

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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    "past 5 years" - yeah, sure. Try finding Broadwell! The links posted above by Airwave ultimately end up with W10 and the page has "Intel recently..." but no date on the page! The link to Intel's announcement shows that "recently" is Feb. 20th.
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    Re: Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years

    Got a beta bios for my msi z97-g43 & now inspectre says protected for both meltdown & specre.Now all i need is for asus to pull the finger out for my sisters z87.

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