Maciej Zalwert

Jun 21, 2021

6 min read

Ethical Hacking (part 5.3/20): Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerability explained

Note: This article is being updated regularly. The latest update is as of 21/06/2021

We’re used to thinking of processors (CPUs) as if they run ordered instructions line by line, but it’s not completely true. To speed up computations, researchers came up with an idea to implement a capability of guessing/speculating by CPUs. It was a…