back to article True to its name, Intel CPU flaw ZombieLoad comes shuffling back with new variant

Intel is once again moving to patch its CPU microcode following the revelation of yet another data-leaking side-channel vulnerability. The same group of university boffins who helped uncover the infamous Spectre and Meltdown flaws say that a third issue, reported back in May under the name ZombieLoad, extends even further into …

  1. Claptrap314 Silver badge


    Run on dedicated boxes & reclaim that huge loss of performance.

    As I said when Spectre first come out--there is no fix without a very heavy penalty in performance/watt.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Or...

      Or buy AMD, ARM, RISC-V, etc processors!

    2. _LC_

      Re: Or...

      In other words, run MS-DOS. A multi-user system on Intel never worked, apparently.

      1. Captain Scarlet Silver badge

        Re: Or...

        I would love that, but users will complain they need access to another process so they can look at Twitter or Amazon for their christmas shopping, I mean for research!

        1. _LC_

          Re: Or...

          If you have the definition of a "user" in your scenario, then you've already lost. Remember, in the "user + admin" scenario there are already two parties; one too many for Intel. ;-)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Defective Product

    When is the product recall?

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