Both attacks rely on using high-speed timing measurements to detect sensitive information, so somewhat counterintuitively, the patches had to decrease the speed of seemingly mundane computations. The first change was to slow down the performance API for web browsers, which had previously been able to analyze the behavior of a page at speeds fast enough… Read More


When the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities were revealed in millions of processors earlier this year, those deep-seated vulnerabilities rattled practically the entire computer industry. Now a group of Israeli researchers is outlining a new set of chip-focused vulnerabilities that, if confirmed, would represent another collection of flaws at the core of computer hardware, this time… Read More


The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in modern CPUs from Intel/AMD/ARM revealed surprising attack vectors in computing. Everything from low level Operating System Kernel components to JavaScript running in Billions of browsers could be exploited by using Spectre variants 1 and 2. Source: react-etc… Read More