New loophole in Intel x64 processors leaves secret crypto keys visible

New loophole in Intel x64 processors leaves secret crypto keys visible

PortSmash attack makes a hole in Intel’s Hyper-Threading CPUs which opens up secret crypto keys.

Researchers at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland and Technical University of Havana, Cuba, published proofs that they have found a new side-channel vulnerability in Intel x64 processors that makes it possible for an attacker to pull out cryptographic keys and other privileged information.

Read how researchers found this problem here.

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