• New Meltdown and Spectre exploits have been built, but aren't in the wild. yet

    6 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    We heard last month that white hat security researchers could be close to engineering a usable exploit for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, and this has now actually happened. Security experts from Nvidia and Princeton University have authored a new research paper which details ‘MeltdownPrime' and ‘SpectrePrime', exploits which leverage these gaping flaws in modern processors via side-channel timing attacks. And these attacks can be used to prise out sensitive data from cache memory which could include the likes of passwords. As the Register reports, the SpectrePrime...
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  • Nvidia and Princeton Uni boffins develop new Meltdown and Spectre exploits

    Nvidia and Princeton Uni boffins develop new Meltdown and Spectre exploits

    6 monthes ago - By The Inquirer

    Don't Panic! The exploits are only proof-of-concept attacks
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  • Don't panic about the new 'Prime' Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits

    Don't panic about the new 'Prime' Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits

    6 monthes ago - By PC World

    The news sounds bad at first blush: Researchers from Nvidia and Princeton University have discovered fresh ways to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities present in every modern computer processor. But while the new MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime attacks prove that the initial exploits aren't necessarily the only way to trigger the vulnerabilities lurking inside chips, everyday computer users shouldn't freak out about them. The new vulnerabilities pit the multiple CPU cores inside modern processors against each other and take advantage of the way memory cache access works in...
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  • Uh-Oh: Researchers Discover New Meltdown, Spectre Exploits To Steal Sensitive User Data

    Uh-Oh: Researchers Discover New Meltdown, Spectre Exploits To Steal Sensitive User Data

    6 monthes ago - By Tech Times

    Just when you thought the Meltdown and Spectre situation couldn't get worse. A bunch of researchers have developed nerfed variants of the exploits, called MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime, that employ far more sophisticated methods to obtain sensitive user data.
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