Do you agree with the author that antivirus shouldn't mess with the system that way?

  • Yes. They shouldn't need to do that

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • No. It's necessary to protect users

    Votes: 7 58.3%
  • Total voters
    12

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Here's a few quotes from the article:

"There is a problem where some anti-virus vendors are using techniques to bypass Kernel Patch Protection by injecting a hypervisor which they use to intercept syscalls and make assumptions about memory locations — memory locations which are now changing with the Meltdown fixes."

"Please stop using goofy, undocumented and hacky ways to predict memory locations and mess with syscalls. There’s 5 key vendors doing this (and lots of OEM vendors licensing engines): please tidy up the code.
Source: Important information about Microsoft Meltdown CPU security fixes, antivirus vendors and you

What is your opinion on this?
 
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That the author should focus his energy on the culprit.

And what does everyone propose - a new replacement system for everybody ?

Nice thought, but it ain't gonna happen. Ever. The end result of that is Intel out-of-business.

No government is going to force Intel into that solution.

Now, the post-problem solution involves everyone, and the usual actors - Microsoft, the OEMs, and the choice AV actors in the article, are hacking it.
 
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