Google and Microsoft warn for new Meltdown and Spectre variants


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/google-and-microsoft-warn-for-new-meltdown-and-spectre-variants-84322/

Google and Microsoft warn for new variants of the Spectre and Meltdown attacks that could be used by attackers to obtain sensitive data. The attacks, Speculative Store Bypass (SSB) and Rogue System Register Read (RSRE) are so-called “speculative execution side channel” attacks and abuse the architecture that has been developed to enhance the performance of CPUs.