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Spectre and Meltdown Continuing Coverage

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Spectre and Meltdown are possibly the most important (and interesting) security vulnerabilities discovered in the past two decades. Because they capitalize on weaknesses in commonly-used architectural features in many processors, they span numerous vendors, processors, and just about every type of computing device. Billions of processors deployed over the past two decades could be vulnerable.

The EE Journal editorial team is working to bring you the “engineer’s view” of Spectre and Meltdown – from the technical details of the vulnerabilities – to the popular misconceptions – to the blatant attempts to profiteer and incite panic.

Jim Turley led off with a great exploration of the mechanics of the Spectre and Meltdown attacks as they relate to processor architectures:

Hardware Bugs Afflict Nearly All CPUs

Kevin Morris followed with an opinion piece on the panic wave that followed the disclosure of the vulnerabilities:

Spectre and Meltdown and iPhone Batteries and Henny Penny

High-security companies such as Microsemi quickly reacted with press releases claiming their products were immune:

Microsemi Announces its Entire Product Portfolio is Unaffected by Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities

Kevin Morris followed with a look at how other companies (such as Office Depot) are exploiting the vulnerabilities for profit, and fueling the fire of panic in the process.

Profiteering from Spectre and Meltdown

Continue to follow our coverage on EEJournal.com

The official Spectre/Meltdown site:

https://meltdownattack.com/

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