TheLostWanderer, 05 Jan 2018Damn, now I'm really glad I got S8 and not iPhone8...Damn, it doesnÂ‘t make a difference at all...
Wrong. In terms of AMD CPUs, they are only affected by Spectre - the least hazardous one. Look at AMD's stocks and demand on AMD servers. They are in heaven right now, especially as it was announced that to fix Meltdown Intel needs to redesign their Core architecture or suffer a ~30% performance penalty.
TheLostWanderer, 05 Jan 2018Damn, now I'm really glad I got S8 and not iPhone8...Yours is an ARM based processor so you're screwed too.
Read more about these flaws here:
I love the last one. These are very well written articles explaining everything you need to know about this. Intel is the most affected by the first flaw (Meltdown) but the newest Cortex A75 are affected too.
Spectre is just everywhere. Even custom ARM cores, even Ryzen...
But this is so bad that Intel's CEO has sold all his shares when the flaw was revealed. Meltdown is the product of a design flaw. And the fix will reduce your system performance. Do like me: contact your OEM and DEMAND that your device is replaced by an other one, not refurb, with a corrected CPU. This is Intel's fault, and none of us shall pay the consequences by having a slower device.
[deleted post]can someone explain this further?
is this by downloading some 3rd party apps or just by opening any website?
You don't need to download that app or open a website in order to get that.
It's all in the processor from today to the past. Some debugger or a hacker who worked for Google managed to find two vulnerabilities on AMD, ARM and mainly Intel processors but somehow, the infos were leaked for everyone to try it out and of course, they're doing their best to fix that issue. Those vulnerabilities makes you able to steal personal data from Google, Amazon or other major websites' servers.
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2018I thought AMD is affected as wellEvery processor companies are affected by this. Accdg to the Twitter thread, a brand new processor Architecture is what they need to fix those two dangerous vulnerabilities.
Right now, security and efficiency matters more than speed alone.
If a twitter thread said that we should buy new parts to avoid Spectre and Meltdown is true then the resale value of every parts we're all trying to sell is very low. Here lies the Personal Computer Master Race and I'm part of it with my Ryzen.