One example of a worst-case scenario is a low-privileged user on a vulnerable computer could run Java Script code on an ordinary-looking web page, which could then gain access to the contents of protected memory.The researchers said it wasn't known if either bug had been exploited by attackers to date."An attacker might be able to steal any data on the system," said Daniel Gruss, a security researcher who discovered the Meltdown bug, in an email to The vulnerability affects operating systems and devices running on Intel processors developed in the past decade, including Windows, Macs, and Linux systems.Also: Major Linux redesign in the works to deal with Intel security flaw AMD said in a statement: "The threat and the response to the three variants differ by microprocessor company, and AMD is not susceptible to all three variants.ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.PNAS strongly encourages all authors to use their ORCID identifier when submitting papers. CHORUS is a CHOR, Inc., initiative to give agencies and publishers a sustainable method for giving the public access to funded research. PNAS has been a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) since 2008 (JM00047) and supports its core practices.The site contains PDFs of PNAS articles dating back to 1915, and the full text, figures, tables, equations, and references dating back to November 1996.
Tech firms had until January 9 to get their houses in order.
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The UK's National Cyber Security Center also said it too has seen "no evidence" of any malicious exploitation.
Despite an embargo to ensure a safe disclosure, news of the bugs first emerged Tuesday when tech site The Register reported details of the yet-to-be-released bugs.
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