Interesting and Very Dangerous Flaws in Almost All CPUs
A well-used feature in almost every processor can expose your private info
Tech | Jan. 5, 2018
Oddly enough, this affects pretty much every current computer on the planet. Luckily it's patched. Let us get right into it, shall we?
There are two exploits that your laptop, desktop, phone, tablet, and even your smart fridge and TVs can be vulnerable to attacks that can leak sensitive information (obviously, your smart fridge leaking the fact that you are running short on milk is not exactly sensitive, but you get the idea.).
These were discovered by the amazing team at Google's Project Zero. Fortunately, these have all been patched against and those updates are available for all major operating systems (Linux, macOS, Windows, Android, iOS, etc). For information on patching your system, feel free to check out this article from thehackernews.com. If you are into the security industry, I highly recommend following them if you aren't currently.
UPDATE: Here is a link to a YouTube video that better explains it (courtesy of @Computerphile):
Now stop reading this and go patch your system!
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