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MELTDOWN AND SPECTRE BUGS

MELTDOWN AND SPECTRE BUGS

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MELTDOWN AND SPECTRE BUGS   What is the vulnerability? The vulnerability affects how systems isolate Data in memory (RAM). Exploiting this vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain access to data such as passwords, encryption keys, or potentially data from other virtual systems on the same server. Right now, there are two specific vulnerabilities being dubbed Meltdown and Spectre. Meltdown: This vulnerability is the easiest to exploit and the one getting the most attention. It primarily affects Intel Chipsets and is currently being addressed with operating system level patches from Microsoft, Apple and other companies. It works by using a method called "speculative execution" to infer values in protected memories. Spectre: This is a more generalized attack based on concepts like Meltdown and affect ARM and AMD processors in ways…
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