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    SubjectRe: Intel microcode fixes [OFF-TOPIC]

    Intel says they use some sort of encryption (security through hiding).
    Really though, I doubt anything but ring0 code can load the stuff.

    On Thu, 19 Nov 1998, John Fulmer wrote:

    >
    > EGADS! Is there NO security on the processor microcode? Could this be
    > exploited to do evil narsty things?
    >
    > In a serious note (microcode viruses aside), I don't think that I or many
    > other people even knew that Intel's microcode was changeable. I wonder
    > what the security implications could be?
    >
    > Does Linux protect the cpu at all in this instance?
    >
    > jf
    >
    > On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Alex Buell wrote:
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    > > For a minute there I was pondering whether to write the world's first
    > > microvirus...
    > >
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