Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities For GroundWork Users
January 16, 2018
Reports have recently surfaced about Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in most modern computer systems. These so-called side-channel attacks can allow one program (e.g. a browser) to infer and even read data used by the CPU to execute another program… even a more privileged one. These vulnerabilities affect phones, tablets, desktops, servers, and cloud computing services. Solutions offered to date require patching that results in reduced performance. Chip manufacturers and software vendors are in the early stages of offering solutions. What is advised today may be replaced with better advice tomorrow.