Mitigating the Performance Impact of Meltdown/Spectre Kernel Patches

The Performance Issues Introduced by The Vulnerability Mitigations Can Cripple Developmer Machines' Performance

Attila Orosz
Mitigating the Performance Impact of Meltdown/Spectre Kernel Patches
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Meltdown and Spectre took the world (but not the industry) by surprise after the carefully guarded information leaked into the public consciousness. While the revelation was not intentional (from the industry's side anyway), the lack of action was. Of course patches had to be issued in a hurry after the world learned about just how serious the vulnerabilities are, and given the short timeframe, the first patches are just, well, patchy...

Is The The Cloud Safe in the Wake of Meltdown and Spectre?

The Lack of Transparency Will Hurt More Than Just Performance In the Long Term

Attila Orosz
Is The The Cloud Safe in the Wake of Meltdown and Spectre?

"There is no cloud, just someone else's computer," goes the well-abused cliché. Despite the many attempts at trying to debunk this "myth", the fact remains: The hardware on which your favourite cloud services run is owned by other people. So technically when storing your files in the cloud, you are giving it to others to keep it safe for you. But what if not being able to control your data (and its security) just doesn't cut it?