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  • NetSpectre — a remote Spectre v1 attack

    Posted on August 1st, 2018 at 13:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Michael Heller reports on TechTarget:

    Researchers developed a new proof-of-concept attack on Spectre variant 1 that can be performed remotely (say, via a browser)… requires no attacker-controlled code on the target device… this NetSpectre variant is able to leak 15 bits per hour from a vulnerable target system.

    Kevin Beaumont had a great analysis:

    I’m still not shaking in my boots about Meltdown or Spectre.