Responding to the Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities

05-16-2021, 19:13   Blog   

Two new vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre, or speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities, have been discovered in modern processors that allow malicious programs to steal information from the memory of other programs. This means that the malicious program can steal passwords, account information, encryption keys, or theoretically anything stored in the memory of a process.

Vendors have started to release information on how customers can protect themselves from Spectre or Meltdown and the status of their services. To make it easier for FinTech vendors, BDs/IAs, and Financial Advisors to respond, we have created this page and will be adding links to advisories as they are released.

Learn more in our Resources section.