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Intel GPU a Security Danger

CVE-2019-14615 Graphics Vulnerability, a.k.a. iGPU Leak

  • Enables remote websites to fingerprint the system more easily via WebGL (not enabled in Tor Browser/ not accessibe in VMs at least KVM ones)

  • Allows malicious code running locally to steal AES keys.


Intel’s fix absolutely destroys their GPU performance. You should really move away from Intel hardware.

Also: Intel’s VT-x is well known to be vulnerable (L1TF), and is currently impossible to mitigate when HT is enabled.

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TB doesn’t actually disable WebGL but mitigates the fingerprinting risk anyway. See part 9 of https://2019.www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/#fingerprinting-defenses

More reasons to not use Intel is that their CPUs are far more vulnerable to MDS exploits and has stupid things like the ME which substantially increases attack surface.

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Is there somewhere where one can find a list of affected processors? I keep seeing “Gen 7 and Gen9” Does that mean every single one between 7 and 9? And is this referring to the “UHD 620” built-in graphics? I swear you can’t even blink and Intel releases news of another f***up.

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At this point one should ask what isn’t affected:

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Thanks for the link.
What a disaster.

So solution is to buy AMD procesor , actually the only

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