January 4, 2018

NOT good, not good at all - Meltdown allows an adversary who can run code on the vulnerable processor to obtain a dump of the entire kernel address space, including any mapped physical memory. The root cause of the simplicity and strength of Meltdown are side effects caused by out-of-order execution.”


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To my dismay I had to get up at 4:30 today and get the early bus to work. Not my favorite thing to do. Anyway, I was able to catch a glimpse of the
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Reading about Meltdown & Spectre (haven’t had the time to understand the details yet) but OUCH, this is going to hurt.