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meltdown

(in a nuclear reactor) the melting of the fuel rods as a result of a defect in the cooling system, with the possible escape of radiation into the environment

meltdown

[′melt‚dau̇n]
(nucleonics)
An accident in a nuclear reactor in which melting of the fuel core occurs.

meltdown

meltdown

The total cessation of operation of a computer system or network. A system meltdown can be caused by hardware or software. A network meltdown can be caused by hardware, software or excessive traffic.
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They said Meltdown breaks the mechanism that keeps applications from accessing arbitrary system memory.
Second, bywidening Intel's bug bountyto include the sort of side-channel exploits that gave the world Spectre and Meltdown, Intel has been forced to beef up its own internal security controls.
Problem #1: Server Processors are Vulnerable to Meltdown Attacks
The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities refer to a
Meltdown can be exploited regardless of the operating system a computer is running.
Earlier this week, a group of researchers announced they have discovered "one of the worst CPU bugs ever found" and named them Meltdown and Spectre.
It's unknown if either Meltdown or Spectre have been executed in the wild-the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (https://www.
It's with great disappointment that Robert Plant must cancel his appearance at this year's Meltdown Festival," a statement from the singer read.
Meltdown is an indictment of the Marine Corps, those involved in the killings, the cover-up, and lengthy legal proceedings, and the Uniform Code of Militaryjustice (UCMJ).
A meltdown may be defined as extreme overheating of fuel rods in a nuclear reactor core.
Dion Phaneuf's ill-advised pinch at Boston's blue-line led to the Bruins' winning goal in Game 4 and his jousting with Milan Lucic cued the Toronto Maple Leafs' meltdown in a Game 7 overtime loss on Monday night, says Don Cherry.
Issues that could be taken up include the recent water leakage from underground tanks storing radioactive water at the Fukushima plant, the condition of the meltdown reactors, and the soundness of buildings housing reactors and spent fuel pools, the official said.