Speculation based side channel attacks

(Mike Hearn) #1

Originally published at: https://www.corda.net/2018/01/speculation-based-side-channel-attacks/

I wanted to write down some thoughts on the CPU problems that are in the news. The first section has some analysis on how all this impacts computing and the cloud in general. The second section is Corda-specific. Because things are moving fast I’ll try to keep this post high level. Nonetheless for space reasons…