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    Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Similar to the Spectre 2 side-channel vulns but perhaps not fixed by the microcode patches.
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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Further patches, further performance hits, decreasing I/O operation speeds. Exceptional.

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    It keeps getting better and better....oh how I wish AMD had a decent chip out when I needed a new pc...

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    It keeps getting better and better....oh how I wish AMD had a decent chip out when I needed a new pc...
    They DO have "decent" chips out. They just don't have great or exceptional chips out. You seem to be conflating the the two words lol.

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Never mind we can probably depend on Microsoft to patch it with updates that makes you even more vulnerable, at least third times a charm.

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    with all the billions at intel disposal for years they did not do enough research on security? AMD has been at the helm of bankruptcy since 2007 yet those issues are minor. Is Intel another Nokia in the making?

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    They DO have "decent" chips out. They just don't have great or exceptional chips out. You seem to be conflating the the two words lol.
    I think he meant that AMD didn't have one out at the time of buying his last PC... many people who bought fancy CPUs 1-2 years ago probably wish they'd waited for a Ryzen for a variety of reasons.

    Many of these new vulnerabilities require that the attacker has high level access to the target machine, so it must already be compromised in some way. Ultimately I think the importance of network level security is going to increase.

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    I don't think "BranchScope" is snappy enough.
    How about 'DisasterLake' or LeakyBridge'?
    Be interesting to see what names the guys at CTS Labs come up with for this one...

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Cue having to tell all of our Customers again that "no, your Firewalls are no less secure than before. This malicious code has to run on the box, it cannot be injected over the network. A malicious third party would have to first compromise your firewall to run this exploit and even then you'd have bigger problems than this".

    Thanks Intel, I should bill you for my phone time!

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    At this rate I think I will be holding off a new CPU purchase this year!!


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    They DO have "decent" chips out. They just don't have great or exceptional chips out. You seem to be conflating the the two words lol.
    note the 'when I needed a new pc'....

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmaheid View Post
    I don't think "BranchScope" is snappy enough.
    How about 'DisasterLake' or LeakyBridge'?
    Be interesting to see what names the guys at CTS Labs come up with for this one...
    They'll fall short on this.

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    It keeps getting better and better....oh how I wish AMD had a decent chip out when I needed a new pc...
    They DO have "decent" chips out. They just don't have great or exceptional chips out. You seem to be conflating the the two words lol.
    He was saying when he needed a new pc he wanted AMD to have decent chips out, this time last year if he was needing a PC AMD wouldn't of had anything worth having.

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Where is the infographics??!??!

    (Incase you dont get the joke:
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    Which was a parody of the hilariously obvious shill website:
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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Waiting for quantum chips, so they can be unsecure and secure at the same time.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: Intel CPU 'BranchScope' vulnerabilities detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    with all the billions at intel disposal for years they did not do enough research on security? AMD has been at the helm of bankruptcy since 2007 yet those issues are minor. Is Intel another Nokia in the making?
    i doubt intel didnt know about these issues, they just wanted to win the competition, intel lost more than 35% performance due to security patches, they still lead in single thread performance but imagine if this was the case 5-6 years ago, then it wouldn't be that much of a gap between them and AMD at that time.

    Intel is known for their lying and shady practices, so i wouldnt be surprised if they sacrificed security for performance.

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