Meltdown, Spectre, and Jann Horn?

This past month the cyber security community has been buzzing about a major exploit just discovered in most processors. You might have heard about it in the news. There are actually two problems at hand here, somewhat related, called Meltdown and Spectre. I was made aware by this article in The New York Times. Slightly frustrated by their lack of detail of what exactly the problems were, I was brought to this article by The Register. Most of this article is speculation, but what it does provide is a great understanding of how processors by most providers. What it fails to provide still is a clear answer to what Meltdown and Spectre are. Okay, that's fine. We all have had to do some google fu

Net Neutrality and You!

Net neutrality - the principle that internet service providers must treat all data on the internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassified broadband as a Title II communication service. This vote classified ISP’s as “common carriers”, no longer “information providers” in a tight 3-2 vote. A common carrier cannot refuse to transport goods or service as it holds itself out to provide its service to the general public without discrimination. December 14, 2017, the FCC voted 3-2 to repeal these policies

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