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> On Thursday, 2018-01-04 at 17:30 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 03/01/18 23:02, Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ >>
>> Or is it a 'backdoor' which has been discovered only now?
> Second person I see asking that ;-)
> I doubt it. A backdoor is done subtly, and you need to control it (meaning
> you need to protect yourself, enable/disable at will).
> This thing affects all computers, even those on "your" side. So yes, you may
> attack others, and they can attack you back. You can not be sure the bad
> guys and intelligence agencies don't find about about this. There is no way
> you can secure your own computer, you need a redesign of the kernel in a way
> that affects speed: not something you want for yourself.
> - -- Cheers,
> Carlos E. R.
> (from openSUSE 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)
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