1. Conundrum1885

    SPECTRE/Meltdown

    Hi all.

    Can anyone help please?

    I have some ideas for a patch on Android devices abandoned due to age (ie Note 4) as discussed it should work by flushing unused areas of the chip with PRNGs effectively dummy data to prevent an exploit using speculative execution or other memory overflow variants exfiltrating data.

    This is mainly because it seems a shame to simply discard hardware, a slight drop in efficiency would be a small price to pay and I can probably optimize it for Space Paranoids (tm) mode or just basic usage.

    Ironically a BTc/Monero/etc miner by design might be a good starting point as it would pick up certain problems so a given core or cores can be "blacklisted" before it brings down the entire system.

    Any ideas?

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