Skyfall and Solace vulnerabilities – A follow up on Meltdown and Spectre or a hoax?

Plenty has been written and done to the critical flaws found in CPUs, but now it seems that there is more to come. According to earlier speculation the nature of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is so profound that it is difficult to fix with complete certainty.

Some weeks after the original vulnerabilities, new ones have been reported. These two vulnerabilities, known as Skyfall and Solace, reportedly use the same technique as the first pair:

“Details are still scarce, but both Skyfall and Solace vulnerabilities take use of the same attack vector as Meltdown and Spectre — speculative execution.”


Without credible evidence from a known organization this is still something that is quite possibly just a hoax. For fun or profit.