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Intel pays a $100K bug bounty for the new CPU Spectre 1.1 flaw

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A team of researchers has discovered new variant of the famous Spectre attack (Spectre1.1), and Intel has paid a $100,000 bug bounty as part of its bug bounty program.

Intel has paid out a $100,000 bug bounty for new vulnerabilities that are related to the first variant of the Spectre attack (CVE-2017-5753), for this reason, they have been tracked as Spectre 1.1 (CVE-2018-3693) and Spectre 1.2.

Intel credited Kiriansky and Waldspurger for the vulnerabilities to Intel and paid out $100,000 to Kiriansky via the bug bounty program on HackerOne.

Early 2018, researchers from Google Project Zero disclosed details of both Spectre Variants 1 and 2(CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754).

Both attacks leverage the “speculative execution” technique used by most modern CPUs to optimize performance.

The team of experts composed ofVladimir Kiriansky of MIT and Carl Waldspurger of Carl Waldspurger Consultingdiscoveredtwo new variants of Spectre Variant 1.

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