Alfred's New Ramblings

Notable security vulnerabilities for 2018

In continuation of the 2017 post on vulnerabilities, the new year started with a big security bang.

  1. Meltdown, affects mainly Intel and some ARM CPUs.  AMD is unknown.
    Spectre, affects all types of CPUs.
    This is as bad as it can get. The root cause comes from speculative execution found in various microprocessors as a way to beat the  superpipelined architecture.

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