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WDC is storage stud of CES with voice-activated media streaming


No backdoor no sale :).


But does it feature any hard-coded backdoor? I don't want just another storage device, I want something that stands above everything else. From a company that's willing to have their own way regardless of what silly security researchers tell them. Backdoor or no sale. /s

Here come the lawyers! Intel slapped with three Meltdown bug lawsuits


Re: Should Intel (and other chip makers) be held responsible for hardware flaws?

The biggest issue here is that there is no proper fix. You can't replace a few transistors, you can't receive a downloadable CPU block, all you can do is disable some of the built in functions, make them work in other ways than intended.

In a plane you swap the offending part, you update the offending software and the end result is as expected, not gimped but sort of does the job. With billions of CPUs out there it will take years to hear the end of this.