It seems that in order for this processor bug to be exploited, one would have to have run a malicious application or have a machines setup with other vulnerabilities which would allow remote access to run a malicious program to exploit the bug. That said, for someone like me who doesn't grant remote access to other people to their machines, and who runs only a few programs from reputable developers, e.g., Adobe, Bare Bones Software, Bombich, etc., there seems to be no chance my security will be compromised. That being the case, I hope if there is a security software update that does end up slowing machines by 5 to 30% as some have said it will, that this security feature can be turned off for machines like mine where the security risk is so minimal or really, nonexistent. I'd much rather keep my machines faster rather than be protected from a threat I will never have to face. Just curious if my understanding of all this is correct, or am I missing something?