More attacks from " Branch Prediction " in processors [ENG]

The new attack, called BranchScope by the researchers, shares some similarity with variant 2 of the Specter attack, since both BranchScope and Specter 2 take advantage of the behavior of the processor bifurcation predictor. Specter 2 was based on a part called Branch Target Buffer (BTB). BranchScope, on the other…

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