Re: Intel "shouldn't be selling CPUs?"
> What if the bad guy uses the old (unmitigated) compiler, or even (gasp!) In-line Assembler?
That's exactly what makes Spectre so toxic. It doesn't even require any kind of special (i.e. root) privileges to work.
Imagine some innocent-looking program that runs as a "regular" user, and exploits Spectre. It won't leave any trace at all.