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Tag: Spectre-style vulnerability


Computing, Hardware

Microsoft quietly patched a Spectre-style vulnerability in Intel chips that could expose user data

August 7, 2019

Via: TechSpot

As with Spectre and Meltdown, the vulnerability takes advantage of speculative execution, a function that anticipates and executes instructions before any commands are received, thereby increasing CPU performance. Researchers from security firm Bitdefender discovered and reported the newly disclosed side-channel […]