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Sumup: CPU hardware vulnerable to side-channel attacks (Meltdown, Spectre and more)

If you’re confused by the avalanche of early reports, denials, and conflicting statements about the massive security issues announced in the last days, don’t worry — you’re far from the only one. Here’s what you need to know about Meltdown and Spectre, the two huge bugs that affect practically every computer and device out there. Source of the article: Kernel panic! What are Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affecting nearly every computer and device?   What are these flaws? Short answer: Bugs at a fundamental level that allow critical information stored deep inside computer systems to be exposed.      …


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Why Intel bought McAfee?

Everybody knows about this acquisition. Now, why did Intel (chip produced) needs a Software Security company ? There are some possible reasons: 1. To enter in a multi-billion market which needs fresh ideas and technologies 2.  To produce better security software which makes use of their multi-core processors 3. Both 4. Add AV in the CPU (or on the board) directly(with some help from the “cloud”) 5. Create an AntiVirus Chip -> move from software to hardware (which they know better) Of course, I vote for 3… Both. But also 4 isn’t so bad 😉 Why ? Well, because there…


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