Day: January 5, 2018

Spectre and Meltdown are just as bad as you think.

When security researchers encounter a security vulnerability, it’s usually because a programmer messed up somewhere. A buffer overflow here. An unsanitized input there. They all add up to introduce an element of insecurity. Meltdown and Spectre are different. These two threatening issues aren’t the result of program running on the computer, but rather the computer …