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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2018, 10:52:12 AM »
 

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Linux lite 3.8 beta updated.

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2018, 12:45:09 PM »
 

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Doesn't look too good for me  :-\ but I'm still on -109
How do I get -111
I already ran updates
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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2018, 04:05:00 PM »
 

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Similar results as others Variant #1- Not vulnerable, Variant #2-vulnerable, Variant #3-not vulnerable. This is on a new (for me) computer. Only computer that I have with an AMD processor. Good & simple way to check. Will check again after next kernel update.
 

Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2018, 04:08:37 PM »
 

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How do I get -111


Just have to wait for your local repo to push updates. Or you could try another repo.
 

Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #64 on: January 17, 2018, 04:36:49 PM »
 

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2018, 05:25:32 PM »
 

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http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-lite-developer-creates-automated-spectre-meltdown-checker-for-linux-oses-519431.shtml

Wow, grats Jerry! Alexa says Softpedia is bigger than MajorGeek and TechSpot. Check that web hit-counter fly! ;)

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #66 on: January 18, 2018, 07:36:45 AM »
 

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Hi everyone,

I've been trying to follow this thread, with gratitude for the knowledgeable work being done by you all. Thanks.

What I have done is to Install Updates at least once a day, and keep my LL system as up-to-date as possible. Here is a copy of (some of) my system info

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Kernel      : Linux 4.4.0-111-generic (x86_64)
Compiled      : #134-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jan 15 14:53:09 UTC 2018
C Library      : Unknown
Default C Compiler      : GNU C Compiler version 5.4.0 20160609 (Ubuntu 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.5)
Distribution      : Linux Lite 3.6

I am hoping (aren't we all!) that LL will be patched enough to continue safe browsing - subject of course to staying off sites of unknown security as usual.

I run a Win 7 laptop also, very similar i5 specs, for work, cad programmes.  I don't go online much with that Win 7 laptop, (and haven't at all in the past week I think) using my LL for almost all my browsing, email etc.  So my plan is to stay off-line completely on the Windows 7 laptop until it's known to be "safe" out there! Or should I chance "Windows updates"?

I do have a netbook with an Atom processor - did someone say the Atom is not affected?
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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #67 on: January 18, 2018, 08:03:23 AM »
 

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A simple spectre-meltdown-checker for Windows systems that deals with the registry key permissions. You must have up to date AV that allows the regkey flag.

https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2018, 08:26:04 AM »
 

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Similar results as others Variant #1- Not vulnerable, Variant #2-vulnerable, Variant #3-not vulnerable.

Exactly the results that I got too on my laptop when I checked it this morning. I haven't looked at my main machine yet.

A huge Thank You to @Jerry for making this user-friendly script to get and run the checker. I honestly don't think I would have bothered checking for vulnerabilities if it wasn't for Jerry's script. This was so easy to install and use. I just downloaded from GitHub, then right click on package and go "extract here", then go in folder and mark both scripts as executable and double-click on the "start" script. Then it opens up a window and runs and gives the results. It was so fast and uncomplicated.
Using Linux Lite for everything now. I put it on my desktop and my laptop. Woohoo!
 

Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #69 on: January 18, 2018, 08:28:43 AM »
 

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #70 on: January 18, 2018, 08:36:00 AM »
 

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To Searchernow: I have 2 Acer netbooks. Both have the Intel Atom processor, version N455, made in 02/2011. According to an article I read the Intel Atom (made before 2013) is one of only 2 processors unaffected. That's what I read. (humor intentional). I will install LL 3.6 32-bit on it today & run Jerry's test. I'll post the results here as well as the netbook's spec's. Both netbooks have Windows 7 starter on them now, so no loss there.
 

Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #71 on: January 18, 2018, 08:54:59 AM »
 

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Thanks Trinidad - I'll update my Win7 laptop AVG free then try the Win check you posted.

Thanks too Ottawa - I since looked at my netbook (Samsung) - it has Atom N450, pretty sure it's pre-2013, and presumably pre - N455.
It's spec is 1.67Ghz and 2gb ram - so comfortably within LL recomended.
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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #72 on: January 18, 2018, 09:42:00 AM »
 

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Sorry, I meant to add:

tweaktown's list, reportedly an official Intel list, is shown below.
My netbook (32 bit, Win7 Home Prem) doesn't give "series" - just Atom N450, but looking at the Atom wikipedia entry, my date of purchase Feb. 2011, logo sticker etc. then the series is N (obvious now) so appears not to be on the vulnerable list, as you suggest!


from https://www.tweaktown.com/news/60411/heres-list-intel-cpus-affected-spectre-meltdown/index.html   "12 days ago"

"Intel has finally released a full list of all of their processors that are open to the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws, with virtually all Intel CPUs at risk.

heres-list-intel-cpus-affected-specture-meltdown_06

The chipmaker has worked closely with AMD, ARM Holdings, and multiple operating system makers in order to push an industry-wide approach to fixing this problem.
Intel will soon have an update for 90% of their processors, something that should drop in the next few days.

Intel® Core™ i3 processor (45nm and 32nm)
Intel® Core™ i5 processor (45nm and 32nm)
Intel® Core™ i7 processor (45nm and 32nm)
Intel® Core™ M processor family (45nm and 32nm) 2nd generation
Intel® Core™ processors 3rd generation
Intel® Core™ processors 4th generation
Intel® Core™ processors 5th generation
Intel® Core™ processors 6th generation
Intel® Core™ processors 7th generation
Intel® Core™ processors 8th generation
Intel® Core™ processors Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family for Intel® X99 platforms
Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family for Intel® X299 platforms
Intel® Xeon® processor 3400 series
Intel® Xeon® processor 3600 series
Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series
Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series
Intel® Xeon® processor 6500 series
Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v2 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v3 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v4 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v5 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v6 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v3 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v3 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v4 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family
Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor 3200, 5200, 7200 Series
Intel® Atom™ Processor C Series
Intel® Atom™ Processor E Series
Intel® Atom™ Processor A Series
Intel® Atom™ Processor x3 Series
Intel® Atom™ Processor Z Series
Intel® Celeron® Processor J Series
Intel® Celeron® Processor N Series
Intel® Pentium® Processor J Series
Intel® Pentium® Processor N Series

Read more: https://www.tweaktown.com/news/60411/heres-list-intel-cpus-affected-spectre-meltdown/index.html "
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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2018, 11:11:46 AM »
 

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I reverted to the 4.4.0 available in the Lite Kernels list in Lite Tweaks, as 4.10 is vulnerable, but still get this.
How can I get to the 111 version of Lite 4.4.0 ?

 

Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #74 on: January 18, 2018, 11:39:44 AM »
 

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Remove kernel 4.10 and then update kernel 4.4. You must be running on 4.4 to delete 4.10. If you are running 4.4 now try updating. I think LL will only update the running kernel, though not sure. In any case 4.4 in LL will update to -111.

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