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by Puppy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo started to make their own SSDs
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Lenovo started to make their own SSDs

According this review ThinkPad E480 (i5-8250U, RX 550) Notebook Review But the result is rather disappointing, quote: As we looked for the model number of the SSD built into the E480, we found a little surprise: The SSD with the model number LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA is produced by Lenovo itself. This...
by Puppy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Things you don't get into anymore
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Things you don't get into anymore

I no longer enjoy wine (and food in general) that was my hobby for past 15 years. I used to attend at least one wine tasting event per week and most of my travel activities were focused on 'wine' countries. Unfortunately I became anosmic after a flu three years ago, there is no treatment yet when th...
by Puppy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 104
Views: 24107

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

I guess that Puppy would be familiar with these guys, I just discovered them...some incredible musicianship here. Yep :-) Check also Vladimir Misik & Flamengo (album: Kure v hodinkach - 1972) or Mikolas Chadima & MCH Band . Unfortunately my beloved music style (old school EBM, Dark electro etc.) ha...
by Puppy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo's Fingerprint Manager Pro exposed user passwords, security update released
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Lenovo's Fingerprint Manager Pro exposed user passwords, security update released

Just another Lenovo "Pro" software https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-s-Fingerprint-Manageer-Pro-exposed-user-passwords-security-update-released.280494.0.html https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len-15999 A vulnerability has been identified in Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro. Sensitiv...
by Puppy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 104
Views: 36815

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

shawross wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:59 am
I am speculating how long Intel and others have known about this exploit.
And it is still just a beginning, there is another brand new DRAM vulnerability waiting to get attention by clueless IT journalists :-) And yes, Google will be (mis)credited again by them.
by Puppy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 104
Views: 36815

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

If Google are so untrustworthy why did they setup Project Zero to discover Zero-Day vulnerabilities. The QA departments at Microsoft and Intel don't make me feel very secure at all. There are many other subjects that do the same, including Microsoft. It is the IT media that makes the Google one mor...
by Puppy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: X1 Yoga 2017 Sierra modem driver questions
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: X1 Yoga 2017/2:nd ed: What is the difference between Lenovo's two Sierra EM7455 4G modem driver packages?

The only important component is the EM firmware version. The driver is already in Windows 10 because it uses standard MBIM interface. Get the most recent one.
by Puppy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 104
Views: 36815

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

Too late IMO...the trust - whatever was left of it to begin with - is gone, at least in my case. It is funny while people do trust companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram etc. Those subjects rely 99% on targeted ads income so they have to spy user's private data to survive. Mi...
by Puppy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Still not using Smart touch screen devices
Replies: 27
Views: 2308

Re: Still not using Smart touch screen devices

Most of the other functions I listed would still work, even GPS because the "Here WeGo" app allows you to download maps (via WiFi) and use the GPS offline. That's how I use my old Microsoft Lumia 435 phone. It is cheap small 4" device with terrible low-res TN display but the GPS is suprisingly very...
by Puppy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 58
Views: 2358

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Lenovo has changed BIOS update availability status for almost all devices to Target availability TBD from previous already particular date announced and many of them returned to Researching stage. It seems as patching the issue is more complex task than expected.
by Puppy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 58
Views: 2358

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Lenovo will patch Sandy-Bridge systems against Spectre – their security advisory now includes T420, X220, W520 etc :thumbs-UP:
https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... s_against/
by Puppy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel’s flawed Management Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel’s flawed Management Engine

Gone in 30 seconds: New Intel AMT exploit is scarier than you can ever fathom
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Gone-in-3 ... 216.0.html

TL;DR Change your default AMT password you probably don't know about at all.
by Puppy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2584

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

ThinkPad Roadmap Leak 2018: ThinkPad A285 & A485 with Ryzen, T580p & ThinkPad P1 with Coffeelake Hexa-Core CPUs
https://www.notebookcheck.net/ThinkPad- ... 054.0.html
by Puppy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 58
Views: 2358

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

And it is becoming even more mess https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/cz/cs/product_security/ps500151 Withdrawn CPU Microcode Updates: Intel provides to Lenovo the CPU microcode updates required to address Variant 2, which Lenovo then incorporates into BIOS/UEFI firmware. Intel recently notified Lenovo of ...
by Puppy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 58
Views: 2358

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

TonyJZX wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:36 am
90% of my machines are Win7 - I installed the patch on a few and I dont see any performance difference.s down our throats in due course.
Without corresponding CPU microcode update (usually delivered via BIOS update) the patch is not fully activated.
by Puppy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2584

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

ThinkRob wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Didn't they just announce a Yoga something-or-other with a 3:2 panel?
Yes, X1 Tablet Gen 3.
by Puppy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2584

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

Ibthink wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:04 am
the X1 Tablet now finally makes sense as a product with the much bigger 3:2 screen and full-size keyboard and as mentioned
While Lenovo missed the opportunity to create a regular laptop using the same screen to compete with Surface Laptop and Huawei MateBook X.
by Puppy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2584

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

amardeep wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:04 pm
Would have differentiated Thinkpads from all the other laptops and generated a bit of goodwill / publicity.
Which is exactly what Lenovo don't want.
by Puppy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2584

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon coming with HDR and Kaby Lake-R options https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-coming-with-HDR-and-Kaby-Lake-R-options.275622.0.html Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga refresh shipping this month for $1900 USD https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Yoga-refr...
by Puppy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2584

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12246/lenovo-unveils-new-thinkpad-x1-carbon-x1-yoga-laptops The paragraph about Dolby Vision HDR reminds terrible Dell's Dynamic Backlight Control (you can't turn off) users hated too much that Dell had to release a BIOS update to get rid of it :( On the other hand Len...
by Puppy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 58
Views: 2358

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

No, both vulnerabilities are not able to install anything, at least according today knowledge. They can silently read data from the process address space, that means typed and saved passwords in browser, as long as the browser tab with malicious script is open.
by Puppy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 58
Views: 2358

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

To steal passwords typed in real-time, installing a keylogger is probably 10 million times easier, and requires no special knowledge of any vulnerabilities of any CPUs. Installing keylogger on properly secured machine is much more complicated than run a malicious JavaScript in browser you can't det...
by Puppy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 58
Views: 2358

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

As you can understand from reading all the technical documentation released so far, the techniques required to create these exploits are not trivial by any stretch of imagination. But given the amount of machines affected and complicated path to protect them (BIOS update etc.), it is very very temp...
by Puppy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 58
Views: 2358

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

I guess Intel will release CPU microcode fix for 2nd gen Sandy Bridge as well. It is just Lenovo that won't bother to create a new BIOS version so it is up to Microsoft to deliver the updated CPU microcode on Windows boot.
by Puppy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 58
Views: 2358

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

No update for Sandy Bridge surprises me because they produced ME updates for Arandale about 6 months ago. Regardless I will patch my Windows 7 and still only run Javascript on trusted and necessary sites. Maybe some firewall rules for for add on utilities wouldn't go astray. The Meltdown bug is fix...

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