Platypus attack allows stealing data from Intel processors

A group of scientists from the Technical University of Graz (Austria), the University of Birmingham, and the Helmholtz Center for Information Security in Germany (CISPA) have revealed details of a new Platypus attack that allows stealing data from Intel processors. The name is an acronym derived from Power Leakage Attacks: Targeting Your Protected User Secrets.… Continue reading Platypus attack allows stealing data from Intel processors

Intel investigates data leak: 20 GB of source codes and documents

Swiss programmer Till Kottmann has been studying various dumps in the public domain for a long time and it looks like he found something interesting, so now the IT giant Intel is investigating the data leak. Till Kottmann collects accidentally dumped data from large technological companies, information from which leaks through misconfigured repositories, cloud servers… Continue reading Intel investigates data leak: 20 GB of source codes and documents

SGAxe attack endangers Intel processors

As part of the June “Update Tuesday,” Intel fixed more than 20 different vulnerabilities in its products, including the SGAxe bug, which endangers several Intel processors. The manufacturer also released updated microcodes for processors vulnerable to the new CrossTalk MDS problem. But CrossTalk was not limited to this, and this week it became known about… Continue reading SGAxe attack endangers Intel processors

Snoop attack steals data from Intel processors

Amazon Web Services (AWS) software engineer Pawel Wieczorkiewicz discovered another vulnerability in Intel processors that allows stealing data from the internal memory of the CPU. Discovered by Wieczorkiewicz attack was called Snoop-assisted L1 Data Sampling or simply Snoop. Last week, Intel and AMD equalized number of discovered vulnerabilities, but as we will see right now,… Continue reading Snoop attack steals data from Intel processors

Intel processors need hardware fixes due to new LVI attack

Security experts discovered a new attack on Intel processors called Load Value Injection (LVI). This claim is not an attempt to to balance yesterday’s news about vulnerabilities in the processors of Intel’s rival AMD. Indeed, the news came one after another. A team of scientists from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Graz Technical University, the University… Continue reading Intel processors need hardware fixes due to new LVI attack