Google announced that mitigations for devices with Intel processors that are affected by the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities will be available for latest stable channel update for Google’s Chrome OS operating system.
The Meltdown and Spectre attacks could be exploited by attackers to bypass memory isolation mechanisms and access target sensitive data.
The Meltdown attack could allow attackers to read the entire physical memory of the target machines stealing credentials, personal information, and more.
The Meltdown exploits the speculative execution to breach the isolation between user applications and the operating system, in this way any application can access all system memory.
The Spectre attack allows user-mode applications to extract …read more
Via:: Security Affiars