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  1. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    Yes - Tanenbaum's open letter came out in late 2017: https://www.techpowerup.com/238677/minix-creator-andrew-tanenbaum-sends-open-letter-to-intel-over-minix-drama

    There's another "OS" inside Intel...
  2. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    In a couple of the videos you provide, it seems to me that Brendon O'Connell is pursuing a very aggressively anti-Israel agenda.

    So when he presents facts or evidence that supports his apparent...
  3. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    My hunches are that:

    Some more superficial threats are overly dramatized above.
    Underlying, far more serious challenges to humanity are hidden.
    China's becoming the dominant technical and...
  4. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    Any means of exfiltration can end up going remotely, perhaps via several steps. Seth Rich's exfiltration of some US Democratic National Committee's data ended up on Wikileaks, across the pond,...
  5. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    I answered your question, which was:
    In other words, there are many ways to exfiltrate data out of a computer, unbeknownst to, and/or without the permission of, the owner of the computer or of the...
  6. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    Sneakernet (someone copies data to say a thumb drive and walks out - ask Seth Rich about that one - oops you can't - he's dead).
    Blinking lights or pulsing power by a computer that is offline, read...
  7. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    There are many ways to exfiltrate data from a computer; the network is the most common, but certainly not the only way.


    It's not an either-or situation. Backdoors play an important role, but...
  8. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    This I am disagreeing with.

    The amount, variety and diversity of "stuff" flowing over a network connection from most any network connected server, desktop or handheld computer or phone running an...
  9. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

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    Running the same Knoppix software on two different systems, and seeing one of the systems use twice the bandwidth of the other, does not necessarily mean that the NSA is using backdoors...
  10. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    Right, but you in turn might not have addressed my main point ... :).

    Bulk collection of "secret" data (e.g. encryption keys), exfiltrated via encrypted data streams that might raise the...
  11. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    If end to end encryption is used, then what travels over the network is encrypted and if that encryption is strong enough, such data is impossible to decode with any practical effort, unless the...
  12. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    But ... but ... China is not Israel :).

    Is my nice AMD Ryzen system backdoored by China, or by Israel?
  13. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    Those are of course legitimate questions. I don't believe I said anything to the contrary, rather I believe I pursued just such analysis in my earlier reply to Navigator.

    I try to accept...
  14. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    I would suggest that we not reject honest reports (which I take Jim's reports here to be) because they are not as complete, consistent and scientific as can be imagined.

    Do not ask others, nor...
  15. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    What Jim Stone wrote on this seemed clear enough to me. He's on a metered cell data plan, and pays close attention to how many bytes he downloads each month, in order to keep within his monthly data...
  16. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    Thanks, Navigator.

    Anyone running Windows 7 on an older AMD processor (Athlon / Turion / Opteron) will want (need) to pay close attention to this.
  17. Re: CPU Security Holes affecting Intel and AMD CPUs

    Type 3 is the one of the types called Meltdown ... it is the most serious ... providing the easiest means for the code running in one process to spy on the data in another process.

    I agree with...
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