Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we summarize what you need to know about the hardware-based “Meltdown” and “Spectre” vulnerabilities affecting every modern processor, and thusly how your computer is likely affected and what is being done about it. In the episode, we brought up the likelihood of a class action lawsuit against Intel, and sure enough after we recorded, ArsTechnica reported that three complaints have already been filed.
Three class action complaints have been filed against Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws that were discovered by researchers earlier this year and widely publicized earlier this week. — ArsTechnica
Present: Michael Norton, Alex Knight
- “Meltdown” and “Spectre”: Every modern processor has unfixable security flaws
- Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it
- What’s behind the Intel design flaw forcing numerous patches?
- Intel faces class action lawsuits regarding Meltdown and Spectre
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Download: Episode 119: Meltdown And Spectre