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Response to Spectre, Meltdown Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Queried

July 18, 2018 – US lawmakers want answers from the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CERT Coordination Center (CERT-CC) to questions about the industry’s response to the Spectre and Meltdown cybersecurity vulnerabilities disclosed in January of this year. Meltdown is a bug that “melts” the security boundaries normally enforced by hardware. Spectre …

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Linux 4.16 arrives, bringing more Spectre and Meltdown fixes

Image: Aalto University/YouTube The latest version of the Linux kernel — 4.16 — has arrived, bringing with it more fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown flaws. Linux creator Linus Torvalds had been hoping for a “normal and entirely boring release cycle” for 4.16 after the excitement of the last Linux …

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