The recently-disclosed Spectre vulnerability broadly affects modern high-speed microprocessors. Paul Kocher, who co-discovered and named the attack, will explore how Spectre works, its short- and long-term security implications, the trade-offs and limitations of available mitigation options, and lessons learned from its discovery and embargo process.
Learning Objectives: 1: Learn how Spectre attacks work. 2: Understand Spectre’s impact on real-world systems and technology roadmaps. 3: Explore embargo and disclosure challenges for hardware vulnerabilities.