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Spectre & Meltdown exploit

Added by Fil Lupin 4 months ago

Hi there,
a few days/weeks ago, 2 exploits have been published on hardware intel, AMD, ARM, etc.

These exploits concerns processors and the way they works, but some updates have been produced to limit the risks.
A list of processors affected has been published by ARM (https://developer.arm.com/support/security-update), it includes Cortex A9 which is used the one used by the 4 recommended devices for Replicant:
  • I9100 (Galaxy S2)
  • I9300 (Galaxy S3)
  • N7100 (Galaxy Note 2)
  • I9250 (Galaxy Nexus)

Android propose some patches this month (https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2018-01-01).

Here are several links on this topic:

And jut to laugh : https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/12/19/intels-ceo-just-sold-a-lot-of-stock.aspx

Happy new year! ;)