Intel and AMD chips have another serious security flaw to worry about

Chips from Intel and AMD, as well as processors from other manufacturers, could be susceptible to a new type of attack that could allow threat actors to steal cryptographic keys and other data directly from the endpoint. (opens in new tab) hardware.

A team of security researchers, including Riccardo Paccagnella at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, began investigating the idea of ​​extracting cryptographic data from a chip by measuring the power consumed during data processing. It is a relatively old theory that has proven unfeasible in practice, due to the inability to measure energy consumption remotely.

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