Bad news for the Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC) and AMD Corporation (Nasdaq: AMD) apologists... There is word, coming from Peter Bright, plying his trade at Ars Technica of newly discovered branch prediction attacks. Bad news, indeed.
"Researchers from the College of William and Mary, Carnegie Mellon, the University of California Riverside, and Binghamton University have described a security attack that uses the speculative execution features of modern processors to leak sensitive information and undermine the security boundaries that operating systems and software erect to protect important data." - via Peter Bright, plying his trade at Ars Technica