The answer is yes, basically all Intel CPUs have vulnerabilities.Sorry if this has been answered before, but is the Core i7-4790k vullnerable?
Also if it is, has it been patched? If yes how can I check if I am patched?
Do you know the exact update for this? You know KB000000 and some numbers.The answer is yes, basically all Intel CPUs have vulnerabilities.
Microsoft will have pushed out what they could through Windows. On your end you have to update your BIOS to the latest, read the patch/release notes for the versions available.
They didn't always go back and fix the older CPUs, so there might not be anything you can do.
It is way more than one as they keep finding variants of this problem and doing what software changes are possible to mitigate it. If you have kept Windows up to date that is as good as it is going to get. You can also disable hyperthreading if you want it to be more secure.Do you know the exact update for this? You know KB000000 and some numbers.
Also my motherboard doesn't have a recent BIOS update. How can I protect myself from this vullnerability? (Apart from changing the hardware as I can't afford it at the moment)
Could be, but these vulnerabilities require many procedures to be effective. An attacker is much more likely to infiltrate a system using traditional malware tactics, as these CPU vulnerabilities found require an extensive checklist to be effective. Plus these are lab tested with specific computer systems, so it's unknown yet if any of these would be effective in the wild with so many different variations and system types.Like I've said before(maybe not in this thread), I would not be surprised if these exploits have been used in the wild long ago(relative to the release of white papers).
Amazing information. I really enjoyed reading this thread and discussion by the people.So basically, there are two separate issues:
Meltdown: Confirmed on Intel CPUs. Believed AMD and ARM CPUs unaffected, or at the very least not affected in the same way. OS level fixes are being implemented.
Specter: Affects all Intel, AMD, and ARM CPUs. There is no current solution that works across the board.
Basically: Every consumer level CPU released since the mid to late 90's have had gaping security holes. One of them appears Intel specific and is being fixed, the other affects everyone and is not.
Thank you for the information about the meltdown and spectre vulnerabilities
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