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Mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

Seems the new year bring us some bad surprises in terms of security. There has been some rumors and now turned out to be truth that certain processors are vulnerable to certain attacks. Yes processors. That means that affects a wide variety of Operating Systems. As Microsoft puts it:

Microsoft is aware of a new publicly disclosed class of vulnerabilities referred to as “speculative execution side-channel attacks” that affect many modern processors and operating systems including Intel, AMD, and ARM. Note: this issue will affect other systems such as Android, Chrome, iOS, MacOS, so we advise customers to seek out guidance from those vendors.

Source: ADV180002 | Guidance to mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

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Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit 2012 and Microsoft

Continuing my previous post about Microsoft and Linux interoperability here is another interesting download. Linux Foundation published videos and slides from their annual summit. One of the sessions on the summit is named

Microsoft’s Journey to the Linux Kernel presented by Tom Hanrahan and Ky Srinivasan. From the slides it seems it was very interesting presentation. The most interesting part is that Microsoft is the fifth largest contributor to Linux kernel 3.0 after Red Hat, Intel, Novell and IBM,

You can download the slides form the link below.

https://events.linuxfoundation.org/images/stories/pdf/lfcs2012_otsc.pdf