The more I know about how Intel has managed the information, the less I trust them. What a disaster. CEO and all the Press and Communication team of Intel should be fired
Saved you a click: by starting a shared Slack for their teams to collaborate.
Neat factoid but this article is not exactly information-dense.
Prgmr.com has been participating on the Slack channel this article mentions. Being able to share notes gleaned from reaching out to vendors and sort through the information and mitigations for Spectre and Meltdown has been a huge help.
I’ve said many times this is the best way to deal with the large monopolistic companies - group up.
This is a great example of collaboration between competitors where there is much to be gained and nothing to be lost!
All this seems like a pretty compelling reason to move to using VMs and type safety to provide process isolation instead of using the hardware, e.g. https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/the-birth-and-death... or Microsoft's Singularity and Midori projects.
It's a shame there's so much inertia behind the current setup of hardware memory management etc that it seems it'll be a long time before anything actually happens here.
FYI, the submitter is someone from Scaleway, so he perhaps would also answer some questions on what infos they had or something.
Then suddenly he said, “I have it! We are going to swim all together like 0.1% of the biggest fish in the sea!”
~ Leo Lionni, Swimmy
Note that Google released information a week early, giving attackers a leg up in attacking these cloud providers, as opposed to Google giving the cloud providers the information immediately, which would have helped them defend themselves. But, surprise: Google is their competitor.
Google is basically the new Microsoft, except Microsoft could actually design working products when it was evil.