You and your users may be interested in the next free RSE webinar this Wednesday at 1300 BST (Wednesday 10 Oct 2018) where David Henty will be presenting “Meltdown for Dummies”:
News of the Meltdown Security Vulnerability caused a big stir at the start of 2018. This was not surprising as it meant that *any* user could read *any* memory on almost *any* modern system, bypassing all security measures! In this webinar I will try and explain the origin of Meltdown from a dummy’s point of view (i.e. my own), using an everyday analogy of accessing documents from a lawyer’s office. Even if you’re not that concerned with IT security, I hope that this talk will help explain how modern multi-user computers actually work.
These webinars are free to join, and you do not need to register in advance. Full details including the link to join the webinar are available below.
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