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I noticed that Apple released patches they say covers both Meltdown & Spectre for, they say, most of their devices and I updated all my Apple devices with their latest security patches which claim to mitigate this risk.
So, at least in Apple's case, they seem to be well on top of these bugs.
Many of you might be interested in this news item from the UK's BBC media today (18th January). Obviously, I don't know how long this link will be valid before it's taken down, anyway, here is the news:
Apologies for this newbie question. We have inherited an IBM p5 520 (9111-520) running AIX 184.108.40.206 which seems to be the base install and no further patches installed.
Is this vulnerable to the Spectre/Meltdown threat?
Are patches available?
Looks like AIX 220.127.116.11 went 'end of support' in... (8 Replies)
I recently bought a new HP Spectre x360 laptop and installed Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bit) for the first time.
I am seeing various bugs. I don't know if the problems are due to:
(a) Hardware problems with the new laptop.
(b) Software issues, i.e. Ubuntu not working with the other... (7 Replies)
Need your help in solving some tricky problems.
Since clock() as such is buggy on SUN OS 5 we have started using gettimeofday() in our RTOS applications based on Solaris 9.
The problems we actually encountered previously were - the applications kind of freeze/hang eternally on... (1 Reply)
I had an issue with a second hard disk in my machine. I have a sparc station running solaris 7. It was working fine but now it wont mount on boot up and when you try to mount it manually it gives an I/O error. I tried a different disk as a control which was fine. What I want to know is if my... (3 Replies)