Cloud computing is an unheralded success

MICHAEL COLLINS | February 27, 2019

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In mid-2017, computer scientists at Google’s security-research unit Project Zero helped discover two 20-year-old flaws in computer chips that were so widely used it meant just about every computer and network in the world was vulnerable to hacking.Among those vulnerable to the microprocessor flaws named ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ were the providers of cloud computing that offer IT resources from data centres over the internet. Meltdown, for instance, could theoretically allow a hacker who had penetrated a system to access information in a computer’s memory, which is typically shared by many users on the public cloud. By the time the flaws were made public in January 2018, however, the major cloud-service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft had secured their systems and enhanced their reputations for competence and security.

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