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  • Skyfall and Solace: Even more Meltdown/Spectre like security flaws?

    Posted on January 18th, 2018 at 09:44 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Not many details as yet, but — just like Meltdown — they’re named after James Bond movies, and they have their own web sites. Logos are sure to appear.

    The Skyfall Attack site now says:

    Skyfall and Solace

    More vulnerabilities in modern computers.

    Following the recent release of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, CVE-2017-5175, CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5754, there has been considerable speculation as to whether all the issues described can be fully mitigated.

    Skyfall and Solace are two speculative attacks based on the work highlighted by Meltdown and Spectre.

    Full details are still under embargo and will be published soon when chip manufacturers and Operating System vendors have prepared patches.

    Watch this space…

    Oh boy.

    UPDATE: It looks this is a hoax. A particularly cruel one, at that.