Google: Almost All CPUs Since 1995 Vulnerable To "Meltdown" And "Spectre" Flaws

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  1. silversurfer

    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    Google has just published details on two vulnerabilities named Meltdown and Spectre that in the company's assessment affect "every processor [released] since 1995."

    Google says the two bugs can be exploited to "to steal data which is currently processed on the computer," which includes "your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents."

    Furthermore, Google says that tests on virtual machines used in cloud computing environments extracted data from other customers using the same server.

    The bugs were discovered by Jann Horn, a security researcher with Google Project Zero, Google's elite security team. These are the same bugs that have been reported today as affecting Intel CPUs.

    Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...995-vulnerable-to-meltdown-and-spectre-flaws/
     
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