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DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Friday, August 17 • 2:10pm - 2:45pm
Spectre/Meltdown: A Primer

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Spectre and Meltdown are the beginning of a new class of computer hardware-based security vulnerabilities that exploit the speculative execution capabilities of many modern CPU chips from different vendors. These vulnerabilities allow malicious users to break down security barriers to access the content of privileged memory locations. This talk will discuss how these vulnerabilities work and what can be done to mitigate their impacts.

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Waiman Long

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Principal Software EngineerWaiman Long is an experienced kernel software engineer at Red Hat, Inc. His major focus areas are kernel synchronization primitives, performance and scalability, and cgroup in the upstream Linux kernel as well as the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel.

Friday August 17, 2018 2:10pm - 2:45pm EDT
East Balcony Boston University, George Sherman Union Building