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Lecture: Meltdown and Spectre...

... for normal people

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Meltdown and Spectre are security flaws that gained widespread media coverage in the first days of 2018. Contrary to other security bugs these flaws are


  • hardware, not software based

  • the direct consequence of years of performance improvements

  • extremely widespread because they affect (nearly all) computer systems, including mobile phones

  • difficult to patch
  • This talk fills the gap between "Intel caused a terrible security bug. Everybody panic!" and "By priming the BPU of the CPU a malicious process can read out of bounds memory via speculative code execution".

    This talk comes with a side order on "Understanding CPU architecture" and "Managing security vulnerabilities".

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Day: 2018-08-25
Start time: 11:15
Duration: 01:00
Room: HS1
Track: The Spectre of hardware bugs
Language: de

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