9 Steps Intel Recommends To Sidestep Spectre And Meltdown

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Branch Target Injection – New Interface

Intel said that another mitigation method is to introduce a new interface between the processor and system's software, which can help the software prevent an attacker from controlling indirect branch predictions.

"This mitigation strategy requires both updated system software as well as a microcode update to be loaded to support the new interface for many existing processors," said the whitepaper. "This new interface will also be supported on future Intel processors."

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