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Understanding the Intel CPU Security Bug [Video]

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Understanding the Intel CPU Security Bug [Video]

You may have heard about the discovery of a major security hole affecting most recent Intel microprocessors which allows a process running on a computer to exploit a side-channel attack to read privileged information from the operating system or other processes on the same machine. Here is the technical paper describing this exploit. This was reported by those who discovered it to the major CPU manufacturers: Intel, AMD, and ARM on 2017-06-01, but kept secret to allow time for mitigation to be put into place. This is one of the most serious hardware problems to have discovered in mass-produced microprocessors...

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