Researchers have uncovered alarming cybersecurity vulnerabilities in processors used in almost every computer in use on Earth.
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Dr Richard Ford, Chief Scientist at Forcepoint, had this to say about the CPU flaws discovered: “2018 has gotten off to a tough start with the news of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Both of these vulnerabilities relate to failures of isolation, and while they are about data leaking from one place to another rather than code execution, they spell trouble for pretty much all computer users, everywhere.
“The events of the last few days only underscore how vulnerable our critical data is to attackers. While these vulnerabilities are worrisome, these exploits are just two of the raft of threats we have to deal with each and every day.
“If you’re a security professional, trying to chase every single new threat is like trying to chase your own tail. We urge defenders to keep a careful eye on the overall threat environment yet increase their focus on who and what has access to the data that is most sensitive. This user- and data-centric approach to security has never been more important.”
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