Last week a pair of vulnerabilities were announced: Meltdown and Spectre. The underlying vulnerability affects almost all modern processors from Intel, AMD, ARM and other manufacturers.
This encompasses the chips found in many smart phones, computers, tablets, on hold boxes, music players, etc.
Both Meltdown and Spectre were not a hack, but are due to a design oversight in the very foundation of how those hardware chips were built. As Trend Micro's VP of Infrastructure Strategies Bill Malik states - "These vulnerabilities take advantage of a basic process used by most modern CPUs to help speed up requests. They take advantage of the timing of various instructions so they can see the information - whether that's proprietary corporate data or sensitive personal information."
So if you run an Android, Windows, iOS, or Mac OS device to provide your service, you or your provider will be required to pull down a patch from the OS vendor to patch the affected hardware vulnerability.
This patching will cause a decrease in performance, since the process that is used to speed up requests by the processor is being locked down by the patches.
Moreover, since CUBE digitally signs all code than runs on CUBE hardware, only CUBE-authorized code can run on CUBE devices. There is thus no possibility for untrusted third-party code to run, which provides you with a further layer of security and comfort.