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Old 05-27-2005, 11:23 PM   #1
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Question Intel w/hyperthreading

Well I guess the perks of hyperthreading had to come with some risk!
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Ha, well luckily the United server is not hyperthreading (it's freebsd though, haha).

I wish they'd given more information about it. I don't quite understand how a processor flaw could allow a hacker to get passwords.. don't they have to get through the software level first?
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I'm guessing it is similar to the root privilege kernel escalation in Linux. How it can decode hash, well I
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Hash can't be decoded... that's the point of it. One-way encryption.
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Hash can't be decoded... that's the point of it. One-way encryption.
Yeah! That's what I thought!
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