Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents. Meltdown and Spectre work on personal computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud. Depending on the cloud provider’s infrastructure, it might be possible to steal data from other customers.

https://meltdownattack.com/

Meltdown in Action… was last modified: January 7th, 2018 by admin

Also published on Medium.

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Meltdown in Action… by admin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here