Spectre, via Hogwarts

I know Meltdown and Spectre are old news by now, but here’s yet another analogy to explain how the “speculative execution” optimization leaks supposedly secure information. It involves Harry Potter.

"UseRoaming no"

Hey, it’s been almost a year since we’ve had a computer security issue bad enough that I have to sing a song about it! This time around the bug only affects “computer people” who use “ssh”, “scp”, or “private keys”. But for those of us who do…oh gosh.


NaCreSoMo Day 2: Catching up on my security vulnerability series, where I learn a new song on guitar and then promptly replace the lyrics to draw attention to a critical internet security issue. Today’s February’s issue: Superfish.

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