It is meaningful, but it is a relative term - you are treating it as a black and white issue. So, in the real world, it's possible to take steps to enhance one's security as long as one doesn't get wistful about being 100% secure.C_D wrote: ↑Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:51 pmjakell wrote: ↑Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:18 pmThere are three (related) bugs, one major one and two minor ones. The AMD processor negates the first two so I shouldn't incur the slowdown.
However, I'm certainly not complacent which is why I'm taking steps and that is the way to approach things. I'm also documenting the process in the spirit of open source.
Your turn now.. what steps are you taking?
None. Never have. I realised 30 years ago, after taking a course in Cobol at college, that 'security' in a digital context was meaningless.
It seems to me that you are suggesting that no-one else should take steps because it's a waste of time.
Also, there was a video (can't be arsed to find it - it's dry, technical and features a Norwegian (I think) mathemetician explaining why the algebraic expression used as the backbone of the entire internet security googleplex is hopelessly compromised - incidentally, did you know that the NIST (https://www.nist.gov/) is responsible for this particular algebra - and that there is absolutely no such thing as a secure connection, transaction or messaging system via the internet as we know it. But I already knew that.
Information is power. And boy, are we going to see some of that power wielded shortly.