Top Linux developer on Intel chip security problems: ‘They’re not going away.’

The problem with how Intel designed speculative execution is that, while anticipating the next action for the CPU to take does indeed speed things up, it also exposes data along the way. That’s bad enough on your own server, but when it breaks down the barriers between virtual machines (VM)s in cloud computing environments, it’s a security nightmare.

Link: Top Linux developer on Intel chip security problems: ‘They’re not going away.’
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