Google develops protection against Spectre attack that has hardly any impact on performance


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/google-develops-protection-spectre-attack-hardly-impact-performance-83377/

Google has developed a method called ‘Retpoline’ that should protect computers against the Spectre attack and similar ‘branch target injection’ attacks. Despite earlier reports that fixes for the issue would have a negative impact on performance, Google claims its solution hardly slows down systems. Earlier this week Google security researchers disclosed two attacks that abuse…