Forum discussion tagged with spectre.
  1. balloonshark

    Article "Boost Windows 10 Performance with Retpoline Spectre Mitigation"

    More info here: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/boost-windows-10-performance-with-retpoline-spectre-mitigation/
  2. D

    A solution for Spectre

    We have been receiving those half-baked Spectre patches for two months. But in reality, the problem likely isn't solved, not by far. The current solutions for Spectre are just attempts by Intel and AMD to avoid legal prosecution, by claiming that the processors still work at their intended...
  3. Peter Watts

    Find a list of intel compatible motherboards with bios updates against spectre/spectre?

    We´ve seen lists of affected cpu´s but where´s the lists of patched/fixed motherboards/cpu´s? Is there an existing list for end-users to find out which motherboards/cpu´s have been patched/updated against spectre/meltdown??? Like from 1155 till the current motherboards/cpu´s for instance? If...
  4. james1701

    How to Find if Your Spectre and Meltdown Proof and Disable the Fix if Needed

    https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm Here is a really good program to see if you are vulnerable to Spectre or Meltdown. It also has the ability to turn off the fixes if you are having severe slowdowns. Also if you click on the ghost in the upper left corner you can get more tech information about...
  5. B

    Meltdown/Spectre patch clarification please

    Hello, There are tons of articles about Meltdown/Spectre issue and about upcoming solutions. As far I understand, it's a CPU (by design) flaw, still it seems "everyone" is working on solution: CPU makers, MB makers, OS makers, Browser makers, etc. And here my confusion starts: Do we need to...
  6. Jaskalas

    Speculative execution security flaw(s)

    Updated 2018-01-05 CNN: Major chip flaws affect billions of devices Cnet: Spectre and Meltdown: Details you need on those big chip flaws Anandtech: Understanding Meltdown & Spectre Arstechnica: Here’s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it Testing Windows 10 performance...