* Posts by croky

11 posts • joined 29 Jan 2018

Every major OS maker misread Intel's docs. Now their kernels can be hijacked or crashed


Wow ! I feel much safer with my K6-2 now ...

AMD CEO Su: We like GPU crypto-miners but gamers are first priority


Re: Grammar

Gotta love the every time fallacious "If you don't like it, do it yourself" argument lol. Pure demagoguery that just hinders every kind of criticism ...

We need to go deeper: Meltdown and Spectre flaws will force security further down the stack


Re: History Rhyming?

"basic security problems" ... basic ?!?! for whom ? Lol ! Either you're an expert on the IT subject (if that means anything at all) or a wannabe with a big mouth. "Basic" ... love the generalization, they're smart, you know ? Lolol !!!


Keep milking it, reg. Just keep milking it ...

Java EE renamed 'Jakarta EE' after Big Red brand spat


Re: A turd by any other name

"Time marches on!"

Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)


Re: A name befitting its character

Jabba huh ? ... and talking about "bloated",what about just calling it "The Hutt" ?

You can't ignore Spectre. Look, it's pressing its nose against your screen


Re: croky

> "Passwords and personal information. And yes, you have them in your computer. This is why it's good to patch - when good patches arrive, natch."

Lol, take it easy man and try to avoid all this paranoia. Please ... It's good for security but bad for performance. But anyway, you're not even questioning my argument. Not a little. I mean, can Spectre and Meltdown perform attacks remotely ? Proof ? And still, the main question. Why would anyone try to attack me ? You guys should all calm down and rethink your position ...

> "No one's said people are. Relax guy. You're overreacting."

Lol ! This is so ridiculous ... I'm the one not caring about the supposed severity Spectre and Meltdown in regards to my personal computer. Remember ? Again, all of you really need to relax and get another perspective about all this, other than this mass paranoia.


Re: Seriously, I'm tired of this Spectre Meltdown bla bla bla ...

"You're missing the point; it isn't your PC they are after."

Lolol ! That's exactly my point ! I'm solely referring to the common consumer. You me and most of the people reading this. That's why I ask "what's the probability for ME (ME, ME, ME) to become a target ?". And of course and please, patch and secure critical systems, just like you said. Those are THE targets. Not us ...


Re: croky

"Secrets" ? Who wants those "secrets" ? Does the "other end" even know I've got any "secrets" ? Even if I have "secrets", they don't know what they are ! Thus, who on planet earth is willing to waste time searching for "secrets" they don't even know about what they are ? That's for a 12 year old with tooooo much imagination. Just like any paranoid, over analyzer, micro manager and nitpicker I see popping around here and there. People need to get a grip and to get real. Being so, show me proof people are being attacked, left and right, thanks to Spectre and Meltdown.


Re: Unecessarily alarmist

You're absolutely right. Most people just want the drama and, some, the need to be a valid target. Probably, it makes them feel more important ... This whole soap opera is hilarious. Almost ridiculous, I might add.


Seriously, I'm tired of this Spectre Meltdown bla bla bla ...

I mean, what's the probability for me to become a target ? That's the "elephant in the room" question some people don't want to answer. It seems those people need to freak out for some "ah" reason.

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