I thought that some people might be interested about having just spent four and half hours researching, as well as writing a 500+ word article examining the recent reported exploits only to realise that there are a lot of main stream news and technology agencies / “experts” that are conflating these issues.
A number of news agencies are suggesting that the Intel Active Management Technology (Intel Management Engine) exploit and Meltdown are in fact the same vulnerability.
Whilst other agencies are making direct connections between Spectre and Meltdown, as well as providing false and conflicting assumptions about these exploits.
Now my head hurts I am becoming mildly infuriated due to these main stream “journalists” / “hack writers” misrepresenting the actual issues.
This only proves that you shouldn’t believe everything that the main stream writes.
Now I am going to make myself a coffee, light a cigarette and then scream until I go blue in the face (and hopefully pass-out in a puddle of my own vomit).