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Spectre and Meltdown – UM Labs R&D Status

Wednesday, 10th January 2018 | Posted in: Blog

2018 started badly with announcements of two chip level security issues, Spectre and Meltdown. These are serious issues.   Both problems arise from design flaws in Intel, AMD and ARM processors. The flaws potentially allow one application to read the memory used by another application, or in the case of Meltdown for a user level application to read memory used by the operating system. This could expose passwords or even…

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