Security Advisory: Meltdown and Spectre – Processor Flaws Expose Networks to New Class of Vulnerabilities

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By
Andrew Retrum, Protiviti Managing Director

Security researchers have identified a flaw, present in most computer processors, that allows unauthorized disclosure of information. The flaw is the first known instance of a security vulnerability at the processor level, and could be exploited in servers, workstations (including laptops), network infrastructure, mobile devices, internet of things (IoT)devices and consumer electronics—essentially any system utilizing an impacted processor.

In this article, Protiviti’s Andrew Retrum covers the background of Meltdown and Spectre and provides a to-do list that companies can use to mitigate their potential damages.

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