My take on Meltdown and Spectre

It’s not just nasty names…


For the past few days there has been a lot of speculation on why certain Linux kernel patches were rushed through.

Somewhere last night, researchers from various origins lifted the shroud and released the so called ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ attacks via

In this blog post I will try to give you my take on these two attacks and what they mean to defenders and users of CPUs (yes, that’s you).