The 2018 Pwnie Award For Most Innovative Research
Remember when ASLR stopped exploitation? Neither do we, but we definitely did not anticipate this new era of hardware-based memory disclosure oracles. Given the overwhelming amount of possibilities opened up by flirting-up branch predictors and measuring cache retrieval, there have probably been new variants of Spectre announced since you began reading this sentence. Don’t mind the sound of the fans humming as you read, and thank you visiting the Pwnies nominations page!