Two Major Vulnerabilties discovered this week

Two major processor security flaws were discovered this week. The vulnerabilities named “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The Meltdown flaw primarily affects Intel and ARM processors, and researchers have already released proof-of-concept code that could lead to attacks using Meltdown.

The vulnerabilities allow attackers to over take the privileged memory of a processor by exploiting the way processes run. They also allow attackers to use JavaScript code running in a browser to access memory in the attacker’s process. That memory content could contain key strokes, passwords, and other valuable information. Researchers are already demonstrating how easy this attack works on Linux machines.

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