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Re: amd64 running on Intel Celeron and Pentium? (was: [SECURITY] [DSA 5113-1] firefox-esr security update)

What security features do P3/P4/PM systems lack? I only know that the Intel ME was introduced with early Core 2 systems and that is well known to have security issues. Today people spend extra money for a system where you can disable the ME in the UEFI though it is only disabled by a setting then and can be re-enabled any time. I would prefer a computer without Intel ME.

Am Mi., 13. Apr. 2022 um 21:11 Uhr schrieb Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org>:
On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 08:18:30PM +0200, Levis Yarema wrote:
>What about Spectre /Meltdown? P3/P4/Pentium M systems don´t have that? Core 2
>systems to my knowledge can.

There's no reason to believe netburst systems are not affected by any of
the cpu issues identified in the past few years, but they are obsolete
and unsupported so nobody is making official statements about them.
These systems also lack a number of security features present in modern
CPUs; picking an ancient chip for "security reasons" is likely
misguided. Also, in the context of this thread, note that the most
recent Core 2 processor was released in 2010.

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