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1984 and (IT) (in)security – lots of Spectre / Meltdown links

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/07

Over the last few days I’ve collected a lot of Meltdown and Spectre links at 1984 and (IT) (in)security – Google+.

Most of them provide links to what happened this, year, but a few are also on the path leading to these vulnerabilities. In the links you will also find the affected architectures and patches by various vendors which I have tried to summarise below.

In the link collection, I’ve tried to keep the number of hops to the actual sources as short as possible (as many have re-shared original) links but still attribute to the first one I got the link from.

Since the WordPress “Press-This” functionality is limited, even after all these years, so for now it will be a one-time link dump; filling in more of the archival WayBack and links and adding more context will hopefully come later.

I will try to keep links roughly in chronological order (please post a comment where I goofed up) and I hope to find some time to have a “most important” or “summary” list eventually.

A few notes first


  • There are 2 hard problems in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-1 errors.

    via: [WayBackTwoHardThings There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things — Phil Karlton (bonus variations on the page)

  • Caching is the root of all evil.




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