070511Z JAN 18
US




Highlight/Context

There are in fact two security flaws – Meltdown and Spectre – arising from the design of microprocessors.
Meltdown is a hardware vulnerability affecting Intel x86 microprocessors and some ARM-based microprocessors. It allows a rogue process to read any physical, kernel or other process’s mapped memory, regardless of whether or not it should be able to do so. Source

Spectre is a vulnerability with implementations of branch prediction that affects modern microprocessors with speculative execution, by allowing malicious processes access to the contents of other programs’ mapped memory. Source




Yahoo News:

Amazon, Google and now Apple — as the list of digital giants hit by the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage.

“All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time,” Apple — whose devices are usually regarded as secure — said in a post on an online support page on Thursday.

Almost all microprocessors produced over the past 10 years by Intel, AMD and ARM are affected. No PC or mobile device can function without the miniature components that are effectively nerve centers for executing computer programs and apps.

More


From CIW NEWS Contributor




United States infowar



See all news classified as United States infowar.

See all news on Santa Clara, California and on United States.

Santa Clara, California - headquarters of chip maker Intel - is in the middle of the map below.

48.6° N
144.5° W
99.5° W
26.1° N

 

target
Santa Clara, California, United States




United States (US) is estimated to have a population of 325.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.8% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 13.2 million.