Sneaky technique steals sensitive information from your graphics card

Researchers from four top American universities have uncovered a new way for threat actors to sneakily access visual information from your graphics card while you’re online and browsing certain websites.

The researchers call this threat “,” because it takes advantage of the hidden data compression methods used by modern graphics processing units (GPUs) to leak visual data to a malicious third party. In testing, they found the technique could be used to steal sensitive visual data such as usernames and passwords from a target, without the user being aware of what was happening.

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Source: Blackberry