Yes, there's ANOTHER flaw discovered by Google and Microsoft
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Run through it, what is this new thing we have to worry about?
So you remember Spectre and Meltdown from January?
I do, cuz those names are awesome.
Yeah, so that was a security flaw that had to do with Intel chips going all the way back to
Like the last two decades.
And not intel chips.
Basically any chip, like this affected, iOS devices and basically anything.
So like, it affected intel, AMD and arm chips.
And the idea was that there was a security flaw that let an attacker access parts of your CPU that shouldn't be accessed for security reasons.
So they discovered a new variant back in February, but they announced it yesterday when they had the patches available for it.
And the idea, and this was discovered by Microsoft and Google, their Project Zero team.
And it basically uses the same concepts, but it's a different variant that accesses a different part of your CPU's memory.
The patches for it are available now, but they do expect another slow down of about 2 to 8% with that.