but kept it hidden until they could do some patching. And again, it's gonna slow down your Intel
machine even more.
Here's the link to zdnet about it.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-cpu ... el-attack/
And of course, Intel says that you don't need to turn off Hyper threading.
Of course not, that would be a huge hit to them and their stock.
But they were not very honest about the hit their chips would take if
you did indeed turn off Hyper Threading.
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3395439 ... ploit.htmlIntel’s testing of desktop and laptops with Hyper-Threading turned off show a pretty rosy view of the performance hit. We disagree. Strongly.
And even Apple shows that the only way to fully mitigate this issue
is to disable Hyper Threading which they admit will cut the speed down 40%
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210108How to enable full mitigation for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities
And then, we finally find out that in the end, Intel tried to downplay this and only
relented after being threatened by a paper release.
New Intel Zombieload vulnerability fix turns some Core i7s into Core i5sBut, according to the researchers, Intel originally attempted to downplay the severity of the leak, and failed to notify Google and Mozilla. The VU would eventually convince Intel to disclose the flaw in May after threatening to publish its own paper.
“If it were up to Intel, they would have wanted to wait another six months,” Herbert Bos, professor of system and network security at the VU, says.
https://www.pcgamesn.com/intel/zombielo ... erformance