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SCOOBS404
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎01-14-2018
Location: GB
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Z580 Meltdown & Spectre, Tech support don't even know what Meltdown & Spectre is.

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.

 

 

 

hkc3020031
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎12-18-2015
Location: Japan
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Re: Z580 Meltdown & Spectre, Tech support don't even know what Meltdown & Spectre is.

IF you want to learn more about Spectre and Meltdown you should look at the report on US CERT.

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-004A

 

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. 

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Registered: ‎12-01-2007
Location: US
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Re: Z580 Meltdown & Spectre, Tech support don't even know what Meltdown & Spectre is.

Hello,

 

This is a reply to someone I gave with a different model, but in a similar situation:

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware/BIOS-updates-for-Meltdown-and-Spectre/m-p/3945092#M307...

 

Does that help answer your question?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



I am a volunteer and neither a Lenovo nor a Microsoft employee.

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