Huge CPU Bug

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  1. The Only Sarge

    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User

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    @hammerdown Nah business as usual for the masses. Nothing is secure. Nothing. Never has been.

    My information and yours is all over the dark web anyway.
    Just go on and be happy.
     
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  2. GotWake

    GotWake Speed Kills Advanced User

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  3. hammerdown

    hammerdown No half measures.... Advanced User

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    works for me... hell, what am I worried about anyway? I dont have large sums of cash in banks, no investments, 8 kids, and everything I own except for a truck has a lien on it anyway. I do monitor my credit.... but other than that.... I dont have much to take. Far more wealthier folks to steal from than me. :D
     
  4. synistyr

    synistyr Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    Sure they might take your cash but you'd notice that.

    More likely they would take out loans and credit cards in your name.

    Assuming your credit monitoring works it'd be still a massive headache. Especially if they user your identity to commit other crimes.




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  5. hammerdown

    hammerdown No half measures.... Advanced User

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    I get notified near instantly when credit is ran. And i get a text from each of my cards and debit card for any transaction over $1.00.

    Ive tested both. Within 5 minutes of my bank loan officer running my wifes and my credit for our const loan, I got an email notification on my phone. I have swiped my cards at the self checkout at walmart, and the second the screen said approved i got a text.

    So unless they run around making a ton of .99 purchases, they arent getting too far with any spoofed credit or debit cards that they make with any of my credit card #s they may happen to find.

    Been a victim of ID theft before...not going through that fn **** again....

    FYI, the #1 thing they did to me was taking out cell phones with my credit and running up huge bills. Like 6 different accounts. :pwn:

    And yes, it was a nightmare, especially dealing with T-Mobile on a $800+ bill i refused to pay. Faxed those aholes a copy of the police report, they still sent it to collections. F--- T-mobile...never have had thier service, never will after dealing with them. :mad:
     
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  6. winterbrew

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    Time to dig out my collection of pre 2011 Intel Atom based netbooks :)

    Was it pure luck on Intel's behalf that the original Atom's are immune from these exploits ?
     
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    Here's the best explanation I've found, in non technical terms, that explains how this exploit works.
    Joe Fitz on Twitter
     
  8. GT4494

    GT4494 Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    Actually there is nothing wrong with the CPU, the NSA couldn't break some encryption codes so they created a non existent problem so everyone would load a fix that gave them a back door...

    Hows that for a "Conspiracy theory"? :)
     
  9. Up All Night

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    It’s been rumored for a long time that part of Gates’s success is due to his leaving back doors into all the windows os’s which he shared with the government.
    The old you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours scenario. Microsoft has done some underhanded stunts over the years and always walks away with clean hands. And if I remember correctly, Bill stole the company from Gates.



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  10. beingaware

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    Yeah cheaply made, performance not in mind thus leaving out certain speed hacks and caches.

    Thus immune. Haha
     
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