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.
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.