New hardware-agnostic side-channel attack works against Windows and Linux


A team of five academics and security researchers has published a research paper today detailing a new side-channel attack that effective against operating systems like Windows and Linux.

The novelty in this paper is that unlike many of the previous side-channel attacks [123456], this one is hardware-agnostic, and in some cases, it can be carried out remotely.

The attack is also different because it doesn’t target microarchitectural design flaws in CPUs or other computer components, but targets the operating system itself, hence the reason it is hardware-agnostic.

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Source: ZDNet