After a brief discussion about cryptocurrency, Chris and Soroush discuss the CPU vulnerabilites that made news recently: Meltdown and Spectre.

Some more advanced & background reading on Meltdown and Spectre:

Comment from Chris after the show was posted:

Hi, all! I really struggled through my first Spectre explanation in this episode, but if you skip ahead to about 21:20 I think our discussion gets easier to follow. — Chris