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Significant contribution by Google engineers regarding Spectre

Consumers are currently living with multiple CPU hardware security flaws across multiple brands of CPU’s. At the same time CPU’s also have built in “spyware/Management Engines” and Intel already released information about the Intel ME issues.  The Meltdown hardware security flaw can be fixed in software updates. The known ME security flaws can be fixed …

Billions of South African Rands exported every year

More security issues from Intel (Over and above Spectre and Meltdown). Regarding ME (Management Engines) the Intel CPU manufacturer said a few days ago: Intel has identified security vulnerabilities that could potentially impact certain PCs, servers, and IoT platforms The above may be lost in all the noise, hype and media attention of Spectre and …

More details on Spectre

Here is a downloadable PDF about Spectre from https://spectreattack.com Also see: Living with Spectre Spectre Attacks: Exploiting Speculative Execution∗ Paul Kocher(1) , Daniel Genkin(2), Daniel Gruss(3) , Werner Haas(4), Mike Hamburg(5) , Moritz Lipp(3) , Stefan Mangard(3), Thomas Prescher(4) , Michael Schwarz(3), Yuval Yarom(6) (1) Independent (2)University of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland (3) Graz …