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New: Does Google have a Spectre fix that doesn’t slow down PCs?

Does Google have a Spectre fix that doesn’t slow down PCs?

BY PATRICK DEVANEY

 

When the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities hit last week, major tech firms have been falling over each other trying to get their fixes out there. The problem so far is that all fixes that have been pushed by Microsoft and Intel have actually slowed down the computers that have received them. Google isn’t happy with this situation and the search giant thinks it can close up the vulnerabilities without affecting processor performance.

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With Google’s fix to the Variant 2 of the Spectre attack, Google uses software patches to address the problem, rather than just disabling the affected CPU features. Variant 2 is considered the toughest Spectre issue to fix without affecting performance and Google claim that their patch has a negligent impact on performance. In fact, in a security blog postRetpoline, the name of Google’s software-implemented patch, is claimed have no or little impact:

“Retpoline sequences are a software construct which allow indirect branches to be isolated from speculative execution. This may be applied to protect sensitive binaries (such as operating system or hypervisor implementations) from branch target injection attacks against their indirect branches.”

Google believes that Retpoline based protection is the best performing for Variant 2 Spectre issues on current hardware. Google hopes that by sharing their findings publicly they’ll be adopted industry-wide. Watch this space.

“Enough Is Enough”: Pastor Paul Enenche Of Dunamis Speaks On Killer Herdsmen

As the growth in the rate of incessant killing of innocent Nigerians by the Fulani herdsmen across the country persist, preacher and Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre,

Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche, has weighed in on the issue as he pronounced death on anyone sponsoring killers in the nation.
He condemned the frequent killings being experienced in different parts of the country, most especially the Benue massacre and that of Taraba.

He warned that if the loud silence over the incessant killing of Nigerians persists, the whole nation might be consumed.
Pouring out his heart during an evening programme held at the Dunamis Headquarters,

Abuja as part of the ongoing 21 days of fasting and prayer of the church, Dr. Enenche asserted that anyone, who wants to graze his animals, should relocate to Sambisa forest in Borno State where there is enough land and grasses.

He said ‘enough is enough’ as God’s people will no longer keep mourn over the killing of farmers and destruction of their hard-earned crops by grazers.

The visibly angry outspoken cleric, during the programme monitored by IDOMA VOICE; pronounced death on anyone sponsoring the killer herdsmen.
His words, “I want us to rise with brutality because there are a set people in this nation, who think they are working on the mentality of the intelligent people

“Today, it may be Nunam in Adamwa State and nobody said anything, and then it moves to Southern Kaduna tomorrow and nobody said anything and then it is somewhere in Taraba or Birom land in Plateau and no one talks, them it shift to Benue or Kogi then it goes to Anambra and Oyo and everybody is watching until the nation is gone. God forbid!

“Nobody has ever gone from Oyo State to Rivers to ask for free land to farm cocoa and making demand on the government to give it to them free of charge. Nobody has ever gone from Onitsha to Jos and ask for free land to sell his spear parts and asking government to pay for the land

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