Tony Bemus, Tom Lawrence, Phil Porada and Mary Tomich
Sound bites by Mike Tanner
NYTIMES: Taking a Look at Linux
Really Mozilla? Mr Robot?
Firefox recently pushed an add-on to users called “Looking Glass 1.0.3,” carrying no description other than “MY REALITY IS JUST DIFFERENT THAN YOURS.” While it was a benign marketing campaign by the company, several users assumed they had downloaded malware.
Since this new class of attacks involves measuring precise time intervals, as a partial, short-term, mitigation we are disabling or reducing the precision of several time sources in Firefox. The precision of performance.now() has been reduced from 5μs to 20μs, and the SharedArrayBuffer feature has been disabled because it can be used to construct a high-resolution timer.
Docker Performance With KPTI Page Table Isolation Patches, not as bad as expected
For their 2017 fiscal year they took in $126 million which is better than the prior year and their headcount grew from 496 to 566. On that $126 million, for their fiscal year they managed a net profit of just two million.
Apt-get install screenie-qt
Read privileged ARM system registers from usermode – PoC implementation of Meltdown variant 3a
Original Project Zero Post
Google Security Blog Post
Spectre and Meltdown
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