MIT Develops System to Reduce Meltdown, Spectre Risks

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently claimed to have developed a system that would reduce the risks of memory-based attacks such as Spectre and Meltdown that are currently affecting a bread range of CPU chips.


While manufacturers have already issued patches for the flaws, they significantly hamper the performance of the chips, and it is said that only a total redesign is the only way to protect against such attacks.


Ilia Lebedev, researcher and Ph.D. student at MIT CSAIL, says that they were able to design a system that works better than Intel’s “Cache Allocation Technology” (CAT) since their solution uses “walls” between the different sections of the memory to prevent information leaks.   


Source: ZDNet

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