Gonna say this one time.
I don’t post this stuff because I am looking for someone to tell me there’s not a scholarly article, or a deeper dive. I post it because of trends I have seen in the reporting of day to day events, and emerging threats.
I didn’t get here on scholarly articles on emerging threats
As this one gets closer to being truly weaponized… You need to know that SPECTRE and Meltdown cannot be patched..
@thegibson we have to tools to solve these problems, but I’ve had little luck convincing anyone with the resources to get it done that it’s real.
These two are just the beginning, and as long as we rely on static logic we’ll have computers that can’t be fixed.
I wrote a (weirdly patriotic?) post about using FPGA to solve this and many other systemic vulnerabilities our computers have, but I’m not sure how to push it forward.
@djsundog @requiem @thegibson I distinctly remember when the first round of SPECTRE and Meltdown attacks came out and everyone and their grandmother were heralding the technical superiority of ARM cores because they didn't have a successful demonstration of these attacks.
It only took several months of effort to demo the first attack for the ARM.
Then, POWER became the patron saint of processing. And, as I recall, not long after, its fortified walls fell eventually as well.
You can absolutely get to the moon from here if you have enough bandaids. But, I'll argue that there are easier ways to do it than creating a big, gooey stack of padded rubber strips carefully balanced on each other.
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