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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
2/27/2018 10:45:04 PM
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Re: Operating Systems
"I'm curious about thier role in attack detection and prevention. I wonder if there are patterns of behavior that can be detected by AV programs that point to a problem."

@michelle: My understanding is that any hardware vulnerabilities can only be exploited via the OS. For any piece of code to target a hardware, it has to use the OS. Even if the OS is not guarding against letting those weaknesses be exploited, the AV forms a layer on top of the OS which can prevent that. I'd like to get some feedback on this from the experts, though.

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Michelle
Michelle
2/27/2018 7:47:35 PM
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Re: Operating Systems
I'm not Scott, but I haven't read anything about AV programs guarding against exploits. I'm curious about thier role in attack detection and prevention. I wonder if there are patterns of behavior that can be detected by AV programs that point to a problem.

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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
2/25/2018 3:56:10 PM
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Operating Systems
@Scott: Any idea if any security measures are being taken by OS companies against this? Are the leading antivirus/malware companies working on it to prevent the vulnerability being exploited via OS. While the root-cause lies in the Intel chips, the way to get to that is via the OS layer. I think it's be very useful to have something done on the OS level as well.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
2/24/2018 3:14:34 AM
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To fix or not to fix
So what are people going to do mostly, wait and see if this Microcode fixes the problem, or join the already existing 32 lawsuits?

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