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Old 05-17-2005, 08:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Quick everyone post the spec's of your computers over and over again in this thread... Nubius loves that.... Joke

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Old 05-18-2005, 12:12 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 05-18-2005, 12:36 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Lack humor? I was actually being sarcastic and thought it came off that way. So Nubius it looks a little like you might be lacking some of that...what was it...HUMOR, yourself . Maybe you work for AMD too! LOL
lol well after seeing nothing but serious comments about the haircuts of the people then yeah, I was having humor withdrawels

Quick everyone post the spec's of your computers over and over again in this thread... Nubius loves that.... Joke
Most everyone has theirs in their sig.................also most people don't just post it for the hell of it in a topic in which it's not needed....I point it out, you go into 'UBER DEFENSE MODE' lol, gotta love it, but yeah yeah 'it was a joke'

Desiboi, yeah just two people, I thought it'd add to the humor by putting 'hundreds protest'

But yeaaaah..............
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Old 05-18-2005, 01:29 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I meant to put this up on the forum the other day

Intel is acting to calm fears that technology in its Pentium 4 processors will enable hackers to steal passwords by reading "footprints" in the cache.

Hyperthreading, introduced in Intel's Pentium 4, could allow hackers to access secure information, according to Colin Percival, a 23-year-old Ph.D. student from Vancouver, British Columbia. The technology makes software run faster by letting two threads run on the same processor at the same time.

The attack, revealed Friday in a paper delivered at the BDSCan conference in Ottawa, relies on a spy process installed on the server and sharing the L2 cache with an OpenSSL cryptographic process. The spy process observes the time taken for certain cache operations and deduces what the other process is doing (which Percival refers to as "footprints in the cache"), gathering information that could help crack the desired password.

Intel, which was informed of the problem in March, said the risk is very low. It only works on a server that has already been compromised to allow a malicious hacker to install a spy process. If the hacker has already achieved this, there are many easier and quicker ways to steal data, Intel spokesman Howard High said.

The attack could also affect any other processor that shares resources and not just Intel chips or hyperthreading chips, Intel has pointed out. Nevertheless, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip giant expects future versions of the Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems to fix the problem.

Since discovering the flaw in October 2004, Percival has been working with FreeBSD and other operating systems developers to assess the risks, and various responses are posted on his site. Operating systems that do not exploit hyperthreading and keep it disabled, such as SCO's UnixWare, are said to be immune.
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yeah it's just trippy that theres a flaw in the HT of all things lol
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:55 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Wow. This thread has like 4 different hijackings going on. LOL


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