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Processor Vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, Present No Threat to DMP Systems

As you may have heard, two critical vulnerabilities, dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” have been reported with Intel, AMD, and certain variants of ARM processors. DMP has reviewed the list provided by Google Project Zero and was able to determine that none of the listed processors have ever been used in our products.

The result of Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is that an attacker might be able to compromise the privileged memory of a processor by exploiting the way processes run in parallel and subsequently steal any data on a system. Of the list of processors released by Google Project Zero that are impacted by these vulnerabilities, DMP only uses the ARM processor; however, not all ARM processors are affected.

“ARM has published a list of 10 specific ARM cores that are impacted,” explains DMP Vice President of Engineering David Roberts. “None of the ARM processors we use are on the list.”

Concerning your computer hardware, please be advised that you should evaluate your exposure to these vulnerabilities and take the appropriate action to fix any hardware on which any software has been installed, including DMP software such as Remote Link or SCS-VR. For more Information: https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com.



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