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Vergecast: Meltdown and Spectre will kill us all

Vergecast: Meltdown and Spectre will kill us all

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CES is next week, and we’ll get to that, but first we need to talk to security expert Russell Brandom to make sure we won’t all be dead from CPU security vulnerabilities before then. Also, stay tuned for Paul Miller’s excellent and enlightening sci-fi short story allegory for how Meltdown actually works. He did a great job.

Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn, the world’s foremost experts on what to expect from the world’s most important technology trade show, make their CES predictions, and Paul does his weekly segment “Mustard, back off!” So, wow, what a great episode. Sorry about the sad stuff where computers are fundamentally flawed and nothing is safe.

2:56 - Meltdown and Spectre

42:17 - Paul’s weekly segment “Mustard, back off!”

48:14 - CES preview

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