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Michael Belton

VP, Research and Development

Michael Belton is the vice president of research and development for Optiv's advisory services team.

 

Regarding Spectre and Meltdown

· By Michael Belton ·

On January 3, 2018, the Graz University of Technology released their papers on identified vulnerabilities dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre” via the website https://meltdownattack.com. Within the papers, they went over these critical vulnerabilities that could be exploited in modern processors from hardware bugs that would allow programs to steal data that is currently being processed on the computer. These exploits affect desktop, laptop, cloud computing and smartphone platforms.

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