Month: February 2018

uTorrent bug, Google Project Zero uncovers

A Google researcher at Google Project Zero discovered a number of flaws in a well known peer-to-peer file sharing application. The vulnerabilities “allow an attacker to infect a victim with malware or collect data on the users’ past downloads.” I won’t repeat the content but you can read a technical explanation here or follow this

More about Spectre vulnerability in modern CPU

For modern processing to optimise their data crunching, they do something called branch prediction. For example in a high level, if you have an IF statement and if x=1 you would do one thing and if x=0 would do another. What modern processors might do is execute both instructions until it figures out which one