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The New Way Your Computer Can Be Attacked


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Computer microprocessor

A computer microprocessor.

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On January 3, the world learned about a series of major security vulnerabilities in modern microprocessors. Called Spectre and Meltdown, these vulnerabilities were discovered by several different researchers last summer, disclosed to the microprocessors' manufacturers, and patched—at least to the extent possible.

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