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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    Right now my network storage is Western digital 1TB X4 for redundancy, they are sitting at 12% use. 1 external hard drive and I also make use of USB thumb drives 8Gb. I keep them small due to cost and because i put data to them and then soft lock it "make it read only" once done. They are for...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    There are two sides to computer/network security and the one i wish to address is personal computer and network security. For me, i have a dedicated computer running a few scanning tools that i pay for and keep updated. Its sol purpose is to scan my external hard drives, USB thumb drives and...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    Yes i 100% agree with you. But as i understand it, it is no longer just Intel, according this article Blog Podcast Events Resources Security Advisory: Major Flaws Found Within AMD Processors So the very reason i went with AMD was to avoid the Intel problem. Now both share a situation that...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    So i guess i have to now take time out of my day to go google every example where a thumb drive infected a series of computers? Honestly is this what is expected in 2021 where basically any company that handles sensitive data outright prohibit the use of thumb drives as a company policy? Not...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    Yea i was told this 2 years ago that was possible. I believed their solution was build on a antivirus i am not sure if it is a fully integrated Windows based solution.
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    Right counter it then, See it is easy to dismiss something just because the person stating now magically needs to provide proof. Well do a google on the subject. I am not gong to debate anyone on what i know is fact out of both experience and what is published online. But simply put even IF you...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    @ 70 Tango Charlie hey, yea i get what you are saying but lets break it down a bit. My history is a bit complicated but i will not go into that now but maybe later or maybe never. So the USB thumb drive, why do i say it was the worst thing as a security flaw in human history. Why did i say...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    Yea but... See here is the thing, i am young enough to see how the tech world have changed and old enough to remember how things use to work before the internet. See in the winNT4.0 days, where i live we had servers running in some room that was normally hidden. Now it was a pure LAN system...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    i surly don't understand a lot of it. All i know is, it scares me because hospitals and stuff like that needs working systems/networks and knowing that someone can compromise this risking the health/safety of thousands is scary to me. It really is, it removes that "trust" we have in the systems...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    i get it, i do... i sound like something that escaped from a nice padded room in a building filled with happiness. Sadly, if only right. But a serious question i need to ask, Why don't people demand that CPU manufactures explain why these open doors exist in the first place? i mean they are...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    Using the internet less is a long term goal of mine for several reasons. As you know it is very distracting and also i honestly need to focus on work. This is why i want a pc just for browsing because it is a process "cloning the VM loading the VM" having to do this over and over again makes it...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    I get it i really do... Lets turn the focus to the topic: BOTH privacy and security because i really do agree with you. Firstly You have VPN and other such services. You use them and they work well. Now problem is your ISP can't see what you are doing BUT they can see whatever you are...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    Me not so much. To be clear i don't care what my ISP sees, i don't care if Google is interested in what toilet paper i use. I cannot care less if Facebook wants to record my every conversation, log my every move and try to sell me stuff i don't need at prices i am not willing to pay. i don't...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    Scripts, and stuff, mostly writing so in all honesty not something that will take a lot of storage space. But lets be real about the specs 8gb of ram is a lot.
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    The more we know. Did a search on this and liked what i saw. Had a look i can get a Raspberry Pi 4 it has 8GB RAM, quad-core CPU, support for dual displays at up to 4K resolution, "so they say. Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0, wireless LAN, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB-C power. Will be taking the...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    :) lol yea love the tinfoil hat idea it is just i have no hair and i am worried about cooking what is left... All seriousness what you are saying is true i will not dispute that. BUT in the end we all know VPNs say they don't log data BUT we know that governments are slowly forcing them. Also i...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    Within writing the above i was so sick at viewing YouTube. There was more about how to compromise security then actually implementing it. But i digress. Right Logic time. First thing all/most computers come from China, this is true but realistically they need to communicate and in order to...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    This is part of why i am so angry. Blog Podcast Events Resources Security Advisory: Major Flaws Found Within AMD Processors
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    Good day everyone, i have to say i rewrote this thread a few times. each time i realized a flaw in my thinking and now realized i am heading back towards CD-Rom drives? Seriously. Here is the truth, If YouTube is accurate and both amd and intel CPUs have a critical security flaw then...
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    ISO config help

    The devil is in the details i guess. no to be clear a lot of Linux distributions can boot and live in the ram only. But creating a custom solution is not going to be easy or so it seems. But before we find out we live in the Matrix and Neo is a lie, we need to figure out what it is we want...
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