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2018-05-22 | Variant 4 of Spectre and Meltdown, Jobert’s appsec testing methodology, and How to measure risk with a better OKR by Magoo

Tuesday, May 22


  • Variant 4 of Spectre Meltdown announced by Intel and Microsoft yesterday. Intel says most everything was patched previously, and they have “not seen any reports of this method being used in real-world exploits.”


  • Administrator can create user without entering high security mode [3 upvotes] - $300 bounty for this report to Phabricator by @ivh.

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