The saga surrounding the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities continues. New potential variants have been discovered and should be yet another motivator to update and patch accordingly.
The fun with Spectre and Meltdown patching just keeps coming. Take a moment to review your environments and update your patching accordingly.
And the roller coaster ride continues. If you are an Apple products user, and more specifically, a MacOS user, this article is for you. It provides a nice roadmap of where patching has been and where it is going in terms of Meltdown, Spectre and general hardware issues. Enjoy!
Mr. Schneier has given us a concise, well-written and forward thinking perspective on Meltdown, Spectre and the potential future of hardware-based vulnerabilities. This article is certainly well worth a read.
This article is in line with other reports of vendors and Intel itself backing away from Spectre and Meltdown patching updates and tweaks.
Linus Torvalds and many others have come out in protest against the hasty and often flawed patching approach to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. It is good to see Intel pumping the breaks on this process and taking a closer look at the architectural needs associated with the correction of this flaw.
This is very good news in terms of addressing the vulnerabilities associated with the Spectre processor flaw.