How to check if your Windows or Linux system is vulnerable to Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks

Intel yesterday disclosed a new group of Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) hardware vulnerabilities that affect its CPUs. Rogue In-Flight Data Load (RIDL), Fallout, and ZombieLoad speculative execution attacks are related to Spectre and Meltdown which were discovered last year, and allow attackers to leak in-flight data from CPU-internal buffers (Line Fill Buffers, Load Ports, Store Buffers), including data never stored in CPU caches. SEE ALSO: Microsoft issues new patch for Windows XP to fight a dangerous ‘wormable’ vulnerability You can find out more about the various vulnerabilities at The problem affects all modern Intel CPUs across servers, desktops and… [Continue Reading]

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