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2018-01-04 | Meltdown is no Spectre, Trackmageddon, and DHS breach

Thursday, January 4

TOP STORY

  • It’s a bad week for processors. The "Intel Chip problem" is not just an Intel problem but an entire chipmaker design problem that affects virtually all processors on the market. Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. “Meltdown can be exploited by any script kiddie with attack code. Spectre is harder to exploit, but nearly impossible to fix, short of shipping out new processors/hardware,” says Nicole Perlroth in a fantastic tweetstorm. News began leaking out in advance of the coordinated disclosure date of 2018-01-09, and forced Google Project Zero’s hand in publishing. Intel’s statement downplays the performance hits of KAISER, the fix for Meltdown. Solution to Spectre? Replace CPU hardware.

TWEET OF THE DAY

  • Using #Meltdown to steal passwords in real time - @misc0110

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