How faster computers gave us Meltdown and Spectre by Vox   1 year ago


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These industry-breaking computer security exploits affect nearly every computer ever built.

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In the pursuit of faster computers, Intel and other computer processor manufacturers started implementing a design feature known as “speculative execution.” That enables a computer to make necessary calculations before the user needs them. The problem? That feature now has the potential to be exploited to reveal sensitive data. And to make matters worse, these flawed computer chips have been around since 1995… is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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