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Does Control Flow Hijack Matter Anymore?

Does Control Flow Hijack Matter Anymore?

From the 90s to 2015ish memory corruption bugs in C/C++ programs, which lead to control flow hijacks (think buffer overflows etc.) were one of the hottest topics in security.  There were all kinds of talks, research projects, mitigations like EMET to stop ROP, etc. ...
Spectre and Meltdown: The Important Parts

Spectre and Meltdown: The Important Parts

The first full week started 2018 with a bang in the information security space when two new vulnerabilities were disclosed. These new vulnerabilities, dubbed Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) and Spectre (CVE-2017-5753), allow for sensitive information to be leaked from...