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Explaining the Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities

The “Spectre” and “Meltdown” vulnerabilities affect almost every computer in the world.  One of the very interesting things about each of these vulnerabilities is that they target the hardware (processor) of the computer rather than the software.  Intel is the leading computer processor manufacturer in the world, and most Intel processors …

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Meltdown and Spectre Web Application Risk Management

The recently disclosed groundbreaking vulnerabilities have set a precedent for how massive a security vulnerability can be. In the recent years, we have witnessed vulnerabilities that affect major frameworks like Java, PHP, OpenSSL and CGI. We haven’t seen a vulnerability affecting such a fundamental hardware piece in our computers – …

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