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Mitigating Meltdowns

Intel's Massive Security Hole Reveals How Companies Address Vulnerabilities

When a group of researchers at the Graz University of Technology in Graz, Austria tried to hack their own system in a security simulation, they made an astonishing discovery. The Intel processor chips used for many years in an overwhelming majority of computers in the world had two major flaws in their memory-management processes. Soon after the discovery, the research team submitted a bug report to Intel about both vulnerabilities—and helped kick-start a global conversation around how organizations should launch projects to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
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