Spectre and Meltdown: Recent Security Flaws

Speaker: Moderator: Sam Madden Panelists: Adam Belay, Srini Devadas, Joel Emer , CSAIL

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Refreshments: 5:00 PM

Public: Yes

Location: 32-G449

Event Type: Seminar

Room Description: Patil Conference Room

Host: Sam Madden, CSAIL

Contact: Victoria Palay, palay@csail.mit.edu

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Spectre and Meltdown: Recent Security Flaws

This panel will discuss the recently disclosed Spectre and Meltdown security flaws. These flaws potentially affect billions of devices, including processors built as far back as 1995. The panelists will describe what the flaws are, how they were exploited by the researchers, and what the effects of an exploit could be. Panelists will also discuss how these flaws could potentially be patched, and what this means for computer architects and system software developers going forward.

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Computer Architecture, Security & Cryptography, Systems & Networking

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