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Since the discovery of Spectre & Meltdown, about 7 other speculative execution vulnerabilities have been discovered. These attacks can have a devastating impact. In this talk, we will focus on the key issue with these attacks, and with Foreshadow/L1TF as a specific example. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of modern processors, we expect that even more vulnerabilities will be discovered. Let’s hope they are found by altruistic security researchers.
Raoul Strackx, after being amazed by reports on low-level vulnerabilities in technical media, Raoul started a Ph.D. on low-level security architectures. He was one of the first group of researchers taking an interest in protected-module architectures. Since Intel ships, Intel Software Security eXtensions with almost every new Intel processor, the interest of both industry as academia have both skyrocketed. As of 2017, he has been working on speculative execution attacks. His Foreshadow/L1TF attack received worldwide attention.