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OpenBSD disables Intel’s hyper-threading over CPU data leak fears

chuckufarley Silver badge

After thinking it through...

...and asking a bit of advice, I decided to share this.

First the two replies to the message on the OpenBSD mailing list:

This tells us who discovered it (Ben Gras of VUSec) and what they named it (TLBleed).

A Google search for VUSec and four mouse clicks leads to this:

After reading a bit I disabled hyperthreading from the BIOS on my systems. I think that until I know more the folks at OpenBSD are right and it's better to play it safe. I am writing this because I think that security by obscurity is no security at all.

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