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by Puppy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 6083

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

Why? The real performance impact is close to zero but the risk of these vulnerabilities is too high.
by Puppy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 6083

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

BTW VirtualBox forum pointed to this article http://pythonsweetness.tumblr.com/post/169166980422/the-mysterious-case-of-the-linux-page-table that links another one https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.00551 stating the Rowhammer DRAM bug is still possible to exploit. It looks like 2018 is year of vulnerabilit...
by Puppy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 6083

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

The Windows Update Catalog site seems to be under high load and down.

EDIT, if you change the links to https://..., it works

There is another one for IE11/Edge https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US ... /ADV180002
by Puppy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 6083

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

thinkpadcollection wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:52 pm
needs to be patched and problem is this does not include XP
I still run R51 with the XP patches POS trick, let's see whether there is the update available or not.

It is also unknown how it affects virtualization (VirtualBox) that is very important for me.
by Puppy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 6083

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

Yeah, but specifics matter. How easy is it to craft an exploit? How easy is it to get practical information from it? Check the twitter link in my last reply. My understanding is that these new exploits (well, not really new, just newly discussed) are considered especially bad because they break the...
by Puppy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 6083

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

Nothing can be more untrustworthy than Google (or Facebook). The page https://meltdownattack.com/ credits more sources that independently discovered the issue. For me, the Rambus source makes the most sense.
by Puppy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 4146

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

Lenovo preempts CES with new ThinkPads, Yoga, monitors https://www.techrepublic.com/article/lenovo-preempts-ces-with-new-thinkpads-yoga-monitors/ Notice the first picture on the left. it is looks like it had more square than 16:9 display but it is just badly resized. Lenovo’s latest ThinkPads have U...
by Puppy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 6083

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

shawross wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:03 pm
Seems like disabling Javascript for everything except trusted sites wasn't a bad idea.
Yes, time to install the pesky NoScript addon for a while :-)
by Puppy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 6083

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

Given the state of panic everyone seems to be in, I would assume that there must be some really easy ways to exploit the flaw, and the only reason it hasn't been so far is that no one really realized it? There are two different issues Meltdown and Spectre https://meltdownattack.com/ Meltdown can be...
by Puppy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 6083

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

Microsoft issues emergency Windows update for processor security bugs Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to supported versions of Windows today. The software update is part of a number of fixes that will protect against a newly-discovered processor bug in Intel, AMD, and ARM ch...
by Puppy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 6083

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

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ A fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug. Crucially, these updates to both Linux and Windows will incur a performance h...
by Puppy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 4146

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

ThinkPad 13 seems to be replaced by L380. Othwerwise I don't expect anything positive. Just ordinary laptops similar to HP, Dell, Acer ... no single attempt to be the ThinkPad.
by Puppy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel’s flawed Management Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

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

Intel to slap hardware lock on Management Engine code to thwart downgrade attacks
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/1 ... ased_lock/

From version 12 onward, ME-equipped chips will defend against patch rollbacks

AMD to the rescue?
by Puppy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The ThinkPad T470p likely won't get a successor in form of a T480p
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

The ThinkPad T470p likely won't get a successor in form of a T480p

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-The-ThinkPad-T470p-likely-won-t-get-a-successor-in-form-of-a-T480p.271888.0.html A recently released blog-post of a Polish Lenovo-partner confirms this assumption. According to digitmedia.pl, the new models ThinkPad T480, ThinkPad T580 and ThinkPad T480s will be ...
by Puppy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T25 appears to be sold-out in US lenovo web store
Replies: 18
Views: 1699

Re: T25 appears to be sold-out in US lenovo web store

Overpriced laptop with outdated CPU generation, not a big deal anyway.
by Puppy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Deleting last post
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Deleting last post

No, it does not work for last post in the thread. It looks like that right after I posted it. It looks like the [X] button is enabled in this forum only but not in the others.
by Puppy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 2531

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

The X31 layout is awkward indeed, simply because the keys are smaller, more cramped and a little offset. I feel this myself. For me, having smaller hands, the X31 is the best laptop keyboard ever. Layout, mechanics, colors ... everything perfect. A 12" 3:2 laptop having such keyboard would be a win...
by Puppy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Deleting last post
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Deleting last post

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:24 am
last post in a thread can only be deleted, as long as you stay in that thread.
I see, it makes sense.
by Puppy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Deleting last post
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Deleting last post

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:13 am
No time limits.
Ok. I can see the [X] button here but can't see it in other forums. For example my last reply here looks like that, no [X] button.
by Puppy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Deleting last post
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Deleting last post

Is there a timeout for it? That it is not available after period of time? (testing by this post).
by Puppy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 2531

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

My next "ThinkPad" will be small desktop PC. Just waiting for AMD Ryzen with integrated GPU. Currently I use my X220 in dock most of the time anyway. As for possible laptop, I am waiting for Intel 8th Gen refresh of Huawei MateBook X . Or get the 7th Gen if there will be an interesting discount (cur...
by Puppy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Deleting last post
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Deleting last post

Could you please allow to delete your own last post?
by Puppy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked

Would IT departments of large companies object to purchasing trackpoint-less laptops in the future? I'd expect it because: MacBook doesn't have it People want bigger touchpad People don't like the trackpoint on the keyboard Removing can save at least $1 and can be promoted as innovation Note that t...

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