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Google: Our brilliant Spectre fix dodges performance hit, so you should all use it

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.

Google: Our brilliant Spectre fix dodges performance hit, so you should all use it

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Apple Bans Outdated Flash Player Plugin in Safari
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 03:51:16 PM »
Apple Bans Outdated Flash Player Plugin in Safari
29 May 2015, 3:28 pm

As the Flash Player browser plugin has come to be the most targeted component in web-based attacks, Apple has taken the decision to block content displayed in Safari with out-of-date versions of Adobe’s product.

Starting Wednesday, trying to view Flash content in Safari with other versions of Flash Player than the latest one triggers an alert signaling the outdated and insecure state of the plugin, and the necessity to update it.

Older Flash can still be used, bu... (read more)

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