Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers


The New York Times:

The two problems, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow hackers to steal the entire memory contents of a computer. There is no easy fix for Spectre, which could require redesigning the processors, according to researchers. As for Meltdown, the software patch needed to fix the issue could slow down computers by as much as 30 percent — an ugly situation for people used to fast downloads from their favorite online services.

Bad, this is all bad. More information can be found on the official website for these bugs. Yes, there’s an official website.