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Ottawagrant:
Happy New Year Everyone:
What better way to ring in 2018 than to scramble and fix a ten-year-old security flaw in the processor.
There is a kernel memory leak in Intel processors design that now put Windows and Linux users in harms ways as programmers rush to apply patches as quickly as possible.

https://www.onmsft.com/news/intels-kernel-memory-leak-flaw-forces-microsoft-others-to-apply-performance-slowing-patch

But wait!
As for Linux users, there are patches for the Linux kernel available now.

newtusmaximus:
Which means?
Just  keep loading LL updates and all will be solved??

Jerry:
A good, simple breakdown:

Jerry:

Coastie:
@Jerry, watched video but it was beyond my understanding.  :-[ Glad my main computer is AMD based on the recommendations of the ghost formerly know as Spatry.  ;)

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