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    Flawed Chip

    Hi,
    SWMBO still uses her TF300. As someone who does not like computers she has become used to it. So as it is still working I haven't gone down the thorny path of replacement. But with the latest chip flaw and Meltdown and Spectre I was concerned about the possibilty that her computer might be compromised.

    Do I need to worry?

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    Only Intel is affected by Meltdown. Operating systems plus new Intel firmware will soon work around it. Or just get a PC with an AMD CPU, it's not affected by Meltdown. Spectre isn't much of a concern, it's easy (relatively speaking) to write code to exploit it, but nobody has yet found a way to actually do anything bad with that. Spectre is not at all like Meltdown. ARM cpus are not affected by Spectre either, except for, as far as I know, Cortex A75. But ARM has published a full list of what's afffected and what's not.
    The TF300 doesn't use an affected CPU as far as I know, so no worries.
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    Thank you, Tor. Much appreciated.

 

 

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