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Meltdown & Spectre: Speculative Execution Considered Harmful

17 januari 2018

Location: HG00.622, Huygens building, RU, Nijmegen

Time: 16:00-17:00, Wednesday, 17-01-2018

Speaker: Yuval Yarom, University of Adelaide and Data 61, Australia

This talk presents Spectre and Meltdown, two new microarchitectural attacks that exploit speculative execution of instructions to leak sensitive information from computer systems. The talk discusses the mechanisms employed by the attacks, initial countermeasures and the implications on secure software design.  This is a joint work with Daniel Genkin, Daniel Gruss, Werner Haas, Mike Hamburg, Paul Kocher, Moritz Lipp, Stefan Mangard, Thomas Prescher, and Michael Schwarz.