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New Spectre/Meltdown Variant Appears

New Spectre/Meltdown Variant Appears

Intel has announced that another flaw in their processor architecture has been identified. Dubbed “Variant 4”, the Speculative Store Bypass may allow unauthorised disclosure of information by allowing memory to be read without appropriate permissions. The flaw was reported to Intel by researchers from Google’s Project Zero and the Microsoft…

Meltdown And Spectre: Lessons Learned

Meltdown And Spectre: Lessons Learned

The disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities on January 2, 2018 was in many ways unprecedented. It shocked – and scared – even the experts. The vulnerabilities bypass traditional security measures in the computer and affect billions of devices, from mobile phones to massive cloud servers. We have,…