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Spectre and Meltdown Explained, and a Proposed Counter Against Them

On January 15, 2018, 2:58 AM PST, Josh Fruhlinger wrote Spectre and Meltdown explained: What they are, how they work, what’s at risk . As threats, regarding these two risks, Spectre and Meltdown, Fruhlinger wrote, “In the first days of 2018, published research revealed that nearly ever computer chip manufactured in the last 20 years contains fundamental security flaws, with specific variations on those flaws being dubbed Spectre and Meltdown ” (Fruhlinger, Jan 15, 2018). Fruhlinger was stating this: despite the best known efforts Electrical Engineers and Computer Scientists exercised, computer chip technology dated 1998 AD - 2018 AD has experienced an error, design flaws, that led to known defects, Spectre and Meltdown, and these are potentially great failures.  Side-channel technology requires high grade technical research, and this can be because Spectre and Meltdown exist, so a layman would not have known it, 22 years ago. According to Josh Fruhlinger, speculative execution and cac

On Android Pie, Google Assistant is an active learning feature

On my Samsung Galaxy J3 Orbit, my Android Pie device, I have Google Assistant, and it assists my work because it eases my research.  Since August 30, 2019, I had my Android Pie device, and I have been learning my Android Pie device features. On my Android Pie Google Assistant command, a selection displays, and I can choose a suggestion.  Google Assistant accepts the entered text command, but the Android Pie Google  Assistant also accepts my voice command. When I instructed Google Assistant, Google, my Google Assistant responded, "Hi! How can I help?" As follows, the first couple results were: Google Search How are you?   On my second Google Assistant command, Google, my Google Assistant responded,  "Hey Jonathan," then gave the selection: Google Search What can you do? I'm bored Set a reminder Sports news What's the weather Show me my photos Movie showtimes  Find flights  Thumbs up ·                  Thumbs

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