APIC fail: Intel ‘Sunny Cove’ chips with SGX spill secrets

A group of computer scientists has identified an architectural error in certain recent Intel CPUs that can be abused to expose SGX enclave data like private encryption keys. They call it ÆPIC Leak because it affects the memory-mapped registers of Read More …

AMD targeted by RansomHouse, cybercrims claim to have ‘450Gb’ in stolen data

If claims hold true, AMD has been targeted by the extortion group RansomHouse, which says it is sitting on a trove of data stolen from the processor designer following an alleged security breach earlier this year. RansomHouse says it obtained Read More …

A new vulnerability in Intel and AMD CPUs lets hackers steal encryption keys

Microprocessors from Intel, AMD, and other companies contain a newly discovered weakness that remote attackers can exploit to obtain cryptographic keys and other secret data traveling through the hardware, researchers said on Tuesday. Hardware manufacturers have long known that hackers Read More …

High-Severity Intel Processor Bug Exposes Encryption Keys

A security vulnerability in Intel chips opens the door for encrypted file access and espionage, plus the ability to bypass copyright protection for digital content. That’s according to Positive Technologies (PT), which found that the vulnerability (CVE-2021-0146) is a debugging Read More …

DDoS Attacks and IoT Exploits: New Activity from Momentum Botnet

Trend Micro recently found notable malware activity affecting devices running Linux, a platform that has battled numerous issues just this year. Further analysis of retrieved malware samples revealed that these actions were connected to a botnet called Momentum (named for the Read More …

7 New Meltdown and Spectre-type CPU Flaws Affect Intel, AMD, ARM CPUs

Disclosed earlier this year, potentially dangerous Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that affected a large family of modern processors proven that speculative execution attacks can be exploited in a trivial way to access highly sensitive information. Since then, several more variants of speculative Read More …

New Intel CPU Flaw Exploits Hyper-Threading to Steal Encrypted Data

A team of security researchers has discovered another serious side-channel vulnerability in Intel CPUs that could allow an attacker to sniff out sensitive protected data, like passwords and cryptographic keys, from other processes running in the same CPU core with Read More …