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This post was published on another site A quick primer on the Meltdown and Spectre attacks

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2018 started with the announcement of the Meltdown and Spectre attacks, causing great concern and a lot of confusion.

As we applied the patches on all our machines and learned more about the causes and complications, I wrote a little summary on what I learned about these vulnerabilities. Most notably, we saw some changes in CPU usage and performance loss after applying the patches. We haven’t been able to figure out how to solve this just yet.

If you are looking for a quick primer on the Meltdown and Spectre attack, head on over to the Joomlatools blog. I published the How Meltdown and Spectre affects your Joomla site post to run you through it.