Security researchers disclose two hardware vulnerabilities—Spectre, which affects most modern processors, and Meltdown, which affects most Intel chips.
Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings.
Security researchers disclose two hardware vulnerabilities, Spectre, which affects most modern processors, and Meltdown, which affects most Intel chips. 2018-02-06 13:49:31 (First version)
Security researchers disclose two hardware vulnerabilities & m d a s h ;Spectre, which affects most modern processors, and Meltdown, which affects most Intel chips. (Current version)
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