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Google wants the whole industry to adopt its Retpoline fixes for Variant 2 of the Meltdown-Spectre bugs.
That fix, called Retpoline, addresses Variant 2 of the two Spectre CPU attacks called 'branch target injection'.
Variant 2 is considered by Microsoft and Google to be the trickiest speculative execution vulnerability to fix as it's the only one that does cause a significant hit on CPU performance.

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WikiLeaks Won't Share CIA Files with Tech Companies Unless They Agree to Terms
20 March 2017, 2:53 pm

It's been quite a few days since WikiLeaks promised it would work with tech companies to patch the security exploits featured in the CIA leak, but no steps have been taken thus far. 

Following the reveal of the Vault 7 files from WikiLeaks, multiple files indicated the CIA used zero-day exploits to get into people's systems, including Android and iOS devices, Windows PCs, Macs and Linux PCs. After exposing all these files for the world to see, a lot of pressure was put on WikiLeaks because they did not go to the tech companies beforehand, helping them patch up their systems. 

In response, WikiLeaks said they would work with tech companies to secure everything. Motherboard writes, however, that WikiLeaks made demands on the companies before it would hand over the details needed to patch the vulnerabilities, including a requ... (read more)

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