The efforts to mitigate the threat of the Meltdown and Spectre exploits is officially WORSE than the threat itself. Many Intel systems are randomly and spontaneously rebooting after installing Intel Spectre 2 patches. No shit. Here is our continuing coverage of the Intel Spectre Reboot Issue!
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