Smart Software For Maverick Entrepreneurs

By: CreatorScripts | January 05, 2018

Some of you have probably read about recent hardware vulnerabilities, named Spectre and Meltdown, that appear to be present in almost all modern processors. We wanted to give you an update and our position on this.

Let’s explain this quickly in lay-person terms. All modern processors use a technique called “speculative execution” to speed up tasks. That is, processors execute instructions even before they are sure those instructions need to be executed. The idea is to anticipate what the user might do and allow the processor to get ahead of the game, thereby improving user performance.

It now looks like this technique is not perfect in enforcing trust boundaries. This may allow malicious code to cross trust boundaries and read system memory t...

Category: Zoho Technology 

Tags: Spectre, Meltdown