Meltdown and Spectre: what you need to know | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
The Google Project Zero team, in collaboration with other academic researchers, has published information about three variants of a hardware bug with important ramifications. These variants—branch target injection (CVE-2017-5715), bounds check bypass (CVE-2017-5753) and rogue data cache load (CVE-2017-5754)—affect all modern processors. If you're wondering if you could be impacted, the answer is most certainly yes. The vulnerabilities, named named Meltdown and Spectre, are particularly nasty, since they take place at a low level on the system, which makes them hard to find and hard to fix. The core issue stems from a design flaw that allows attackers to dump memory contents from any device (personal desktop, smartphone, cloud server, etc.) exposing passwords and other sensitive data. The flaw in question is tied to what is called speculative execution, which happens when a processor guesses next operations to perform based on previously cached iterations. It is not known whether threat