Tag: speculative execution

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Silent Windows update patched side channel that leaked data from Intel CPUs

August 7, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft last month pushed a silent update that mitigated a serious vulnerability in all CPUs Intel has introduced since 2012, researchers who discovered the flaw said Tuesday. The vulnerability—discovered and privately reported to Intel 12 months ago—resided in every CPU […]


New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers

July 11, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

When the Spectre and Meltdown attacks were disclosed earlier this year, the expectation was that these attacks would be the first of many, as researchers took a closer look at the way that the speculative execution in modern processors could […]