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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:00 pm    Post subject: Meltdown/Spectre: no reason to worry when it comes to Gixen

By now - many have heard the news about latest vulnerability of Intel (and other) CPUs.

To explain things in a few words, these vulnerabilities allow privileged access to non-privileged processes. This is a big deal - practically all the devices - servers, desktops and many mobile phones are affected.

However, it's particularly a worry for cloud services, where many different services, owned by different businesses, banks, etc, are running on the same hardware.

When it comes to Gixen, there is no reason to worry - no Gixen services are running in the cloud - they are all on dedicated servers. Intuition or not, I never felt comfortable having them in the cloud.

I will patch servers anyway to avoid any future zero-day vulnerability (in web servers or otherwise) having more impact than it has to.

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