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Old 01-15-2018, 09:35 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by buttsie View Post
A lot of scare mongering going on about the possibilities
^^^ what he said.

First of all-- its a vulnerability that was discovered first by security researchers -- hat's off to them. So, so far as we know, there are no exploits in circulation, though no doubt bad actors are working on them as fast as they can.

Second, whatever performance hits are incurred by patches will be worst in the first patch, over time you'd expect subsequent iterations to be more efficient with less of a performance hit.

So in the grand scheme of things for a typical user this amounts to nothing more than "keep your system up to date and patched", which is what you want to do anyway.
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