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Meltdown And Spectre Processor Vulnerabilities: Is It Time To Revive Open Source Alternative?

The beginning of the year 2018 brought new challenges in the form of Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities in most of the processor architectures. In layman terms, both of these vulnerabilities allow hackers to steal sensitive data like passwords. This vulnerability is applicable to Intel, AMD, and ARM. This means the problem is universal as it affects almost all devices ranging from embedded devices, smartphones, desktops, and servers to supercomputers.