[RED ALERT] Meltdown and Spectre attacks can leak your sensitive data
So, I don’t know how much of this you know, but these two attacks, Meltdown and Spectre, are really serious. We have been working non-stop to secure each and every one of our customers against these breaches, as well as the thousands of other attacks that we fend off every day. We are patching our servers in real-time to ensure that your information is secure, but there may be occasional downtime for this. We are working to keep that as much off-peak as possible, but when we find an intrusion, we have to attack it quickly. Just know that we are doing everything in our power to give you the same service that High Level Studios has always provided. Thank you for your patience. Here’s a bit more information on the attacks and how they can affect you.
Meltdown and Spectre attacks
A new class of side-channel attacks have been appeared, which exploit the following CPU vulnerabilities:
- CVE-2017-5715: branch target injection
- CVE-2017-5753: bounds check bypass
- CVE-2017-5754: rogue data cache load
Meltdown and Spectre rely on them and allow the hackers to read the memory content of other programs, it means they can access the stored sensitive data like passwords, photos, emails, secret documents, etc.
The original coordinated disclosure date of this issue was planned for January 9, but the issue became public 6 days earlier.
Both are side effect attacks, but there’s a bit difference between them