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    Spectre and Meltdown Malware

    Anybody applied the firmware fix for Spectre & Meltdown?

    Any problems/hassles with your mobo manufacturer?

    Anybody sure it won't happen to them? ("Hold My Beer!!")

    I checked with the manufacturer of my mobo, ASRock, about the Spectre & Meltdown firmware patches. They said they're posting patches for current mobos and people like me with mobos a few years older will have to wait.

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    According to Intel, nobody should (at least until they release an updated patch).

    Their latest press release says

    Based on this, we are updating our guidance for customers and partners:
    We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors and end users stop deployment of current versions, as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior. For the full list of platforms, see the Intel.com Security Center site.

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    Good to know.

    At least THIS time, having to wait is a good thing. I hope.

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    Kane Peterson
    Key Accounts Sales Engineer
    NewTek, Inc.

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