01-15-2018 04:13 PM - edited 01-15-2018 04:14 PM
Earlier today i Decided to give Lenovo uk Tech support a call, i want to know if my ideapad Z580 was possibly on the vulnerable list for Meltdown & Spectre? Only to my complete astonishment the guy i spoke with said he had never even heard of Meltdown & Spectre, and had no idea what i was even talking about
until he looked it up, then he just said to me i wouldn't worry about it i were you,
W T F Lenovo.
So does anyone on here know if the ideapad Z580 is affected at all, I can't see it listed anywhere.
01-15-2018 05:27 PM
IF you want to learn more about Spectre and Meltdown you should look at the report on US CERT.
According to CERT the vulnerability is present in almost all processors that do branch prediction or have shared caches. That means virutally every multi core processor. So your processor is probably vulnerable. Intel, AMD, and ARM processors are all affected. Less clear is what you can do about it. Since the vulnerability is in the processor architecture any workaround is likely to slow your system down significantly.
01-17-2018 03:07 AM
This is a reply to someone I gave with a different model, but in a similar situation:
Does that help answer your question?