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Spectre and Meltdown Used in the Wild
by Brent Kirkpatrick
(Date Published: 3/1/2018.)
After the disclosure of Spectre and Meltdown, Intrepid Net Computing has observed exploits in the wild that are very similar to Spectre and Meltdown. What would have happened if they had not been announced publicly?
The public disclosure of these critical vulnerabilities spurred rapid innovation of patches. If they had not been made public, likely patching would have proceeded in a less frenzied fashion. The patches would have been produced more slowly, but hackers would not have been able to reproduce the exploits and use them.
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