Meltdown and Spectre Bugs

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Apple Company last week admitted that there were Meltdown and Spectre bugs present in almost all of its products

The Apple Company last week admitted that there were bugs which were present in almost all of its products. Although there is not much to worry about, there is also a reason to be concerned about these bugs which slow down the devices, force the alterations in a way we do everything with the microchip. They can make the entire world highly miserable for the consumers too. But the good news is that the Meltdown and Spectre Bugs can now be fixed and they are insanely complicated bugs which are quite difficult to exploit. Well fixing the Meltdown is much easier and is needed much more urgently as it affects the system’s speculative execution which means your system will slow down to the level of 5% to 30%. This depends upon the nature of the devices.

The Meltdown is affecting the Intel processors and Spectre is affecting AMD and ARM processors

The Intel Company though claiming that it is unlikely that you notice this bug but that will actually depend upon the nature of the demands that you would be putting on the processor. Well, the Meltdown and the Spectre is not just like a physical problem with your CPU or it is not simply a software bug that you will come across in a word or a chrome application. It is something which is lying in between. It lies at the level of the architectures of the processors in a manner all the millions of the transistors, as well as the logic units, are working together for carrying out the transactions.

This Meltdown bug makes this kind of the fundamental process unreliable

The Meltdown is affecting the Intel processors. It is working by breaking through the barrier which is preventing the application from accessing arbitrary locations present in the kernel memory. Through the segregation and protection of the memory spaces, there is the prevention of the application from interfering with each other’s data. Well, this Meltdown bug makes this kind of the fundamental process unreliable.

Meltdown bug can be fixed by developing a kind of the stronger wall around the kernel

On the other hand, Spectre bug is affecting not only Intel but the AMD and the ARM processors as well. It has also broadened its reach which includes the mobile phones, embedded devices along with pretty much anything which has a chip associated with it. Meltdown bug can be fixed by developing a kind of the stronger wall around the kernel and this will be solving the issue.

The Spectre bug is not likely to be fixed anytime soon

On the other hand, the Spectre bug is not likely to be fixed anytime soon. The reason is that the practice which is leading to this kind of the attack is so hard-wired that the researchers are still not able to find a way to completely fix it up.

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