Cyber Security News

Major Chip Flaws Confirmed as “Meltdown” and “Spectre”

News of a major vulnerability in Intel chips is much worse than first feared, with researchers confirming three variants affecting multiple CPU hardware implementations, dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre”.

Both can be described as “side channel” attacks which allow attackers to steal passwords, customer data, IP and more stored in the memory of programs running on a victim’s machine.

They work across PCs, mobile devices and in the cloud — the latter scenario is particularly worrying as it could theoretically allow an attacker in a guest VM to steal data from other customers’ VMs on the same public cloud server.

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