• Test: iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 performance after the Spectre and Meltdown patches

    3 monthes ago - By GSMArena

    Sectre and Meltdown shook the tech industry - they allow malicious code to peek at protected data. They do it by exploiting CPU features meant to speed up execution, so the solution is simple but unpleasant - devs have to circumvent those performance-enhancing features.
    We were prompted by the huge performance hit to the iPhone 6 after the update to see if the newer models are similarly affected.
    So we found an iPhone 8 Plus at the office that was still running iOS 11.1.2 - before either patch. We ran Geekbench and AnTuTu then installed iOS 11.2.2 and ran them again.
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  • How to protect Windows Server from Meltdown and Spectre

    How to protect Windows Server from Meltdown and Spectre

    3 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    The headlines are all about how the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities will affect Windows PCs, but the real problems are how these bugs will impact servers and the cloud.
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