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User Info It's Operating As Designed (ROFL!); entered at 2018-01-04 13:16:52
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Registered: 2014-10-21 Tulsa, OK
If I understand it correctly, the attack that affects all processors (Spectre) is not really an attack on the CPU per se. It is actually an attack on JIT compilation, that just uses the CPU as a conduit. Since the CPU doesn't enforce separation of userspace data, then the ability to read userspace data via other means does not seem to be a CPU bug per se. It is a JIT bug, where the JIT is not employing adequate protections.
2018-01-04 13:16:52