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    It seems Meltdown affects only Intel chips. Spectre affects a wider range including AMD and some ARM chips.
    Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs • The Register

    I think I'm correct in recalling that aside from the Pixi (A6), all the other webOS devices use A7 chips so that once again, it's old enough to not be affected... Or maybe those chips ARE affected (see below). Definitive clarification would be useful!

    Arm Processor Security Update – Arm Developer
    Last edited by Preemptive; 01/27/2018 at 05:09 AM.
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    So, a pixi plus off wifi, on data only, would be immune to Krack, Meltdown, and Spectre? If so, I'm taking my SIM card out of my Blackberry and putting it back into my pixi.
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    Well, I'm speculating about the CPUs, but no one's contradicted me yet. Krack needs to be patched - if someone is willing and able (Krack hack fix for webOS? - webOS Nation forums), but if you switch off wifi, I guess you're OK.

    ARM chips seems to have limited exposure (newer ones only?) so your BB might be OK depending on what CPU is in it...
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    I'm just kinda "meh" about it
  5.    #5  
    I'm told that the chips are cortex 8 and ARE vulnerable to... well, I guess Spectre at least.

    Qualcomm APQ8060 Snapdragon S3
    CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Scorpion

    Qualcomm datasheet:

    Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon S2
    CPU 1.4 GHz Scorpion

    Qualcomm datasheet:

    Can anyone shed more light?

    What chips are in the older devices?
    Last edited by Preemptive; 01/26/2018 at 10:11 AM.
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