In 2018, we had the CPU exploits and bugs called Spectre and Meltdown, about which I have also written an article. Security researchers have found a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips which can be used to steal sensitive information if exploited, just like Spectre and Meltdown did.
Cybersecurity is a buzz word in the IT industry at the moment. For years, governments like those of the UK and the US, have been trying to tackle the lack of knowledge in cybersecurity - both at general user level and at expertise level.
Identifying and dealing with malware
No matter how careful we are when using our computers online, we can still get hit by some sort of malware. This can be caused by many factors, such as a corrupted installation of an antivirus software which does not get updated and therefore leaves us vulnerable or else a slight moment of distraction that leads us to accidently compromise our systems.
Meltdown and Spectre: Vulnerabilities in Modern Computers
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We’ve begun the new year with a lot of patching and discussions about our computer’s security. The terms used for these current vulnerabilities is “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. One might ask why these vulnerabilities are so newsworthy. Usually we just install software patches and the problem goes away… Right?