How the Meltdown Vulnerability Fix Was Invented

Everything from smartphones and PCs to cloud computing affected by major security flaw found in Intel and other processors – and fix could slow devicesSerious security flaws that could let attackers steal sensitive data, including passwords and banking information, have been found in processors designed by Intel, AMD and ARM.The flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre, were discovered by security researchers at Google’s Project Zero in conjunction with academic and industry researchers from several countries. They affect virtually every modern computer, including smartphones, tablets and PCs from all vendors and running almost any operating system. Continue reading...

How the Meltdown Vulnerability Fix Was Invented

Researchers in Austria came up with a countermeasure before they even knew the attack existed

Thu 4 Jan 18 from IEEE Spectrum

Intel bug: Fixing huge security flaw could lead computers to slow down drastically

Machines could slow down by as much as 30 per cent

Thu 4 Jan 18 from The Independent

Your computer may run 30 per cent slower due to Intel chip bug

The details of a massive issue with Intel chips built over the last decade are slowly being revealed in what could be the biggest security flaw of the century

Thu 4 Jan 18 from Newscientist

Your computer may run 30 per cent slower due to Intel chip bug, Wed 3 Jan 18 from Newscientist

Intel chips hit by major bug that could cause millions of computers to slow down when fixed

The problem appears to be resolvable, but will bring about lasting changes across the world when it's fixed

Wed 3 Jan 18 from The Independent

Meltdown and Spectre: How chip hacks work

Here's why computer processors are vulnerable to hackers thanks to two recently discovered bugs.

Thu 4 Jan 18 from BBC Technology

Spectre, Meltdown: Critical CPU Security Flaws Explained

The security flaws everyone's been rushing to patch have names now: Meltdown and Spectre. There's good reason everyone's been rushing to patch things. The post Spectre, Meltdown: Critical CPU ...

Thu 4 Jan 18 from Extremetech

Massive CPU flaws get a name: Meltdown and Spectre -- what you need to know

Earlier today we had reported on a major hardware flaw that could be exploited to compromise systems based on Intel processors released over the last decade. As many of the details of these ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Techspot

Spectre and Meltdown: The details you need on major chip flaws - CNET

Design flaws in processors made by major chip-makers could let attackers access sensitive information. How could that happen, and can it be fixed?

Wed 3 Jan 18 from CNET

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