Manlug meeting May 2018

The Manlug meeting for May 2018 will be at Madlab again this month, details as below:

Location: Madlab - PLANT NOMA

Dantzic Street,
M60 0AE

Meeting date:  19/5/2018

Meeting times: 14:00 - 17:00

Spectre & Meltdown: Fast CPUs and fun security bugs


The talk will be given by Dave Gilbert, a Manlug regular. Spectre & Meltdown are a pair of bugs that were revealed near the start of 2018 which are quite unusual; they aren't bugs in the OS, but instead in the design of lots of CPUs.

He'll explain how modern CPUs are designed to be fast, explain how these bugs happen, and explain some of the workarounds.