9 Steps Intel Recommends To Sidestep Spectre And Meltdown


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Execute Disable Bit

Intel said that its Execute Disable Bit tool can also make it more difficult to install branch target injection attacks.  This hardware-based security feature allows the processor to classify areas in memory where the application code can or cannot execute, even speculatively – increasing the difficulty of attacks. Intel said that all major OS providers enable Execute Disable Bit by default.



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