Researchers Reveal Seven New Spectre And Meltdown Attacks

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In response to the news that a team of nine academics has revealed today seven new CPU attacks, which are variations on Meltdown and impact AMD, ARM, and Intel CPUs to various degrees, please see below comments from Cody Brocious, researcher at HackerOne.

Cody Brocious, Researcher at HackerOne:

“As long as speculative execution is performed in processors, this type of bug will continue to be discovered.  It’s impossible to perform operations without side-effects on a hardware level, and abstractions that pretend such operations are side-effect-free and always going to cause security issues.”

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