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Meltdown and Spectre

logged by @adamstac 2018-01-07T04:59:44.381717Z permalink #security

Everything you need to know about the Meltdown and Spectre bug.

Q: Am I affected by the bug?
A: Most certainly, yes.

Q: Can I detect if someone has exploited Meltdown or Spectre against me?
A: Probably not. The exploitation does not leave any traces in traditional log files.

Q: Which systems are affected by Meltdown?
A: Desktop, Laptop, and Cloud computers may be affected by Meltdown. More technically, every Intel processor which implements out-of-order execution is potentially affected, which is effectively every processor since 1995.

Uh oh. 😱

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