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    What’s most interesting about this article is that Intel’s Chief Thread Researcher left, formed a company, and Intel turned around and invested directly into it instead of slapping his departure and subsequent disclosure with some form of anti-compete or anti-disclosure clause.

    At this level you can be sure there was something like this in his prior contract. A conspiracy theorist might surmise that Intel figured this a way of avoiding lawsuits against themselves, while opportunely positioning themselves to profit from whatever additional defensive techniques and services the newly formed “subsidiary” comes up with.

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      His latest research, set to be published on May 17

      So… was it published?

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        https://blog.eclypsium.com/2018/05/17/system-management-mode-speculative-execution-attacks/

        Spectre can be applied to System Management Mode. Intel believes existing mitigation works to prevent these attacks.