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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:13 pm 
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Nicknamed Foreshadow, this is the third significant flaw to affect the company’s chips this year.
The US government’s body for computer security said “an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information”.
Intel has released a patch which mitigates the problem, which affects processors released from 2015 onwards.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45191697

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... 00161.html


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:47 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:16 am 
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Technology intended to create an extra layer of security has instead created another flaw.

I believe Alanis Morrisette would call that ironic.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:09 am 
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Like most of the speculative execution attacks, this looks like it's predominantly an issue on multi-user systems where you don't trust other users or vice versa; it shouldn't usually be an issue on your own home computer or dedicated server. Heck, it could be convenient now-and-then if something you're running is inconveniently trying to keep you out, like some DRM scheme?

Anyway, have I ever mentioned that I'm glad I'm not a "cloud computing" provider? Sounds like a pain in the neck.

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