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Spectre variant gives buffer overflow a new twist
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Security researchers Vladimir Kiriansky and Carl Waldspurger have uncovered two buffer-overflow derivatives of the Spectre microprocessor bug. In a paper describing the flaws – dubbed Spectre 1.1 and Spectre 1.2 – the researchers wrote: “We have explored new speculative-execution attacks and defences, focusing primarily on the use of speculative stores to create speculative buffer overflows. […]

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Meltdown, Spectre, Malicious Apps, and More of This Week's Security News
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The fallout of the widespread Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities continued this week. WIRED took an in-depth look at the parallel sagas that caused four research teams to independently discover the bugs within months of each other. Dozens of patches are now floating around to try to defend devices against attacks that might exploit the […]

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​How Linux is dealing with Meltdown and Spectre
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More security news Video: Supercomputing has an undisputed champion — Linux Linux can deal with Meltdown and Spectre, the fundamental chip security problems, but that doesn’t mean Linux’s developers are happy about it. As Linux’s creator, Linus Torvalds, said on the Linux Kernel Mailing List [sic]: I think somebody inside of Intel needs to really […]

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