The “Meltdown” Story: How A Researcher Discovered The “Worst” Flaw In Intel History

Daniel Gruss didn’t sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades by hardware giant Intel, something we discussed in “Why The Implications Of The Intel “Bug” Are Staggering.”…

Until that moment, Gruss and colleagues Moritz Lipp and Michael Schwarz had thought such an attack on the processor’s ‘kernel’ memory, which is meant to be inaccessible to users, was only theoretically possible.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-05/meltdown-story-how-researcher-discovered-worst-flaw-intel-history

 

 

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