This has the potential to be hugely impactful for computer users across all industry segments and spectrums. The threat of compromise aside, any fix that has the potential to degrade processing power by up to 30% is significant and will be felt worldwide.
This is a potentially a serious flaw. Memory exploits can have significant repercussions, especially in POS environments and other devices where sensitive data lives in memory before encryption.
Home Internet routers have been a target for a long while now and have been used by many bad guys as a botnet mechanism or other toe hold for illegal activity. This article discusses a ridiculous flaw in a router used by a Spanish ISP. Consumer beware!
This is both absolutely disturbing and quite encouraging at the same time. This type of session riding flaw is scary and one wonders why it was not caught earlier. That said, it is great to see organizations like PayPal reaching out to the community and using bounty programs to discover bugs and solve security problems. We (the IT Security Community) are all in this together.