Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
Spectre is hitting servers especially hard. The software updates to protect the servers are causing performance issues. In other words, when a patch is applied to address the vulnerability, performance decreases perhaps 30 percent.
Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla
According to an article by an article on CNBC, Intel’s CEO reportedly sold shares after the company already knew about massive security flaws.
He made something like 25 MILLION in the deal.
Cert has published links to guidance from vendors regarding Meltdown and Spectre. It includes Amazon AWS, Android and numerous other vendors. You almost certainly have to apply the patches but the performance impact is hideous (30 percent).
See the CERT bulletin for details.
There has been a lot of speculation that the software patches to OS’s to address the Meltdown, Spectre could result in a 30 percent performance decrease . The update installed on my laptop on Jan 3rd and the results are..