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Well M$ and their suppliers are making computing run faster yet in doing so there are security risk involved.


Your Phone and Computer Are at Risk: Here’s What You Need To Know About Meltdown and Spectre

January 11, 2018, by Ismat Mangla

Security researchers have discovered two major security flaws affecting billions of computers, laptops, cell phones, servers, and cloud operating systems made in the last two decades, it was revealed this week.

The vulnerabilities, named “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” could allow hackers the ability to steal passwords, emails, credit card and bank information and a plethora of other data stored in a computer’s memory. According to independent researchers, virtually every computing system is affected by Spectre, while it seems that Meltdown specifically affects chips made by Intel.

“An attacker might be able to steal any data on the system,” Daniel Gruss, the security researcher who discovered Meltdown, told ZDNet. (Intel claims the flaws will not allow unauthorized users to “corrupt, modify or delete data.”)

Researchers who discovered the vulnerabilities disclosed the information last year to tech giants including Microsoft, Apple, and Intel. Following the protocol, known as “responsible disclosure,” the firms worked to develop fixes before the flaws were publicly announced so as not to alert hackers to their existence.

How Do These Security Flaws Work?


Microprocessors all undergo a process called “speculative execution” in an effort to make your computer work faster. Instead of conducting tasks sequentially, the processor predicts what it might need to do and works on them in advance and at the same time as other tasks. The bottom line? Your processor works faster because it’s performing commands in parallel rather than waiting to do them in order.

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interesting...

sad... could it be ... Trump and the Russians?!
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