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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #68 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 #67 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

 -Version-
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 #66 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

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2018, 04:36:49 PM »
 

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #64 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 #63 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 #62 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 #61 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 #60 on: January 17, 2018, 10:40:27 AM »
 

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Just after latest update.  Beforehand vulnerable throughout.  So some improvement.
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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2018, 09:26:48 AM »
 

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This is where the fun begins.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/spectre-and-meltdown-patches-causing-trouble-as-realistic-attacks-get-closer/

For MS ... " If you are using VMware ESXi to update your microcode, VMware says you should revert to an earlier version."

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2018, 09:14:08 AM »
 

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If you want to know how technically bad this is going to get follow this guy.

https://twitter.com/aionescu

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2018, 08:52:12 AM »
 

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News: Write to the congressman.

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2018, 08:45:43 AM »
 

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4.4 LTS has KPTI rev -109 and above. LL is on rev -111 now.

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2018, 08:36:23 AM »
 

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I have this with kernel 4.10 (Lite)
Should I go back to Kernel 4.4.0?

 

Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2018, 11:33:45 PM »
 

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Even easier script. Download - https://github.com/linuxlite/Spectre-Meltdown-Checker-Automated
Extract and double click on sm-start to run the checker. Let me know how this goes.

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