The Verge: A major new Intel processor flaw could defeat encryption and DRM protections
jdb10987 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 6 12:22:51 PST 2020
I am reminded of about 1992, when the 486 Intel microprocessor was discovered to have a rather serious flaw in its arithmetic unit, with potential errors in the 4th and even the 3rd digit. Intel ended up replacing those CPU's. I wonder if they will do the same thing this time.This particular article https://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/24/business/company-news-flaw-undermines-accuracy-of-pentium-chips.html
mentions the Pentium and 1994, but I believe that the 486 had a similar problem. But I am unable to find reference to it.
On Friday, March 6, 2020, 10:07:13 AM PST, jim bell <jdb10987 at yahoo.com> wrote:
The Verge: A major new Intel processor flaw could defeat encryption and DRM protections.
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