Thursday, 3 May 2018

Spectre-NG - Multiple new Intel CPU flaws revealed, several serious

quote [ New flaws and even more patches - "Spectre Next Generation" is just around the corner. According to information exclusively available to c't, researchers have already found eight new security holes in Intel processors. ]

Followup to the original chip bug. See extended for musical score.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:23pmGMT]


ooo[......7 said @ 9:25pm GMT on 3rd May
That was interesting to read. I'm just finishing up the article when suddenly, it turns German.

It also didn't specify which processors were hurt. Did they mean coffeelake? I wish it was a bit more specific.
Paracetamol said @ 4:11am GMT on 4th May
I guess it's a German portal that came up with it exclusively and hastily posted an English translation.
While the bugs are not yet published, the article is all about what has leaked already which seems to be the number of issues and their severity.
steele said @ 11:41pm GMT on 3rd May
rndmnmbr said @ 12:41am GMT on 4th May
The longer this goes on, the more apparent it becomes that speculative execution is inherently unsecure. And that's a shame, because speculative execution is a big part of modern processor performance.

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