Chip security flaws meltdown and spectre: Current assessment and recommendations.

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Security gaps of an unprecedented magnitude became known at the beginning of the year. Vulnerabilities have been discovered in current Intel, AMD and ARM processors that enable secret and sensitive information to be read. The "Meltdown" and "Spectre" exploits allow potential attackers to access memory information without authorisation and to read the processed data. Billions of computer systems are now affected due to the very high prevalence of these core components.


What are the risks? What systems are affected? What measures have to be taken, especially for cloud systems  And what if there are no patches available for your system? Read the most important questions and answers with links to further information in the Bechtle Blog:




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Published on Jan 9, 2018.