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Skyfall and Solace CPU vulnerabilities a hoax?

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The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities shook the computing world in early 2018. Now there are reportedly two more, with details incoming in the days after embargo in place for security.

Curiously the two new vulnerabilities have James Bond movie inspired names: Skyfall and Solace.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday January 18, 2018


Exploiting Speculative Execution (Meltdown/Spectre) via JavaScript

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The critical vulnerabilities found in Intel and other CPUs represent a significant security risk. Because the flaw is so low level, the usual protections that web developers are used to don't apply. Even sandboxed JavaScript code can be used to exploit the vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday January 4, 2018