• Sign in to Neowin Faster!

    Create an account on Neowin to contribute and support the site.

Sign in to follow this  

All Intel chips open to new Spoiler non-Spectre attack: Don't expect a quick fix

Recommended Posts

Mindovermaster    1,674
Quote

Researchers have discovered a new flaw affecting all Intel chips due to the way they carry out speculative execution for CPU performance gains.   

More security news

All Intel chips open to new Spoiler non-Spectre attack: Don't expect a quick fix

Japanese police charge 13-year-old for sharing 'unclosable popup' prank online

Phishing alert: One in 61 emails in your inbox now contains a malicious link

Hide yo' kids, hide yo' clouds: Zerodium offering big bucks for cloud zero-days

Like the Spectre and Meltdown attacks revealed in January 2018, Spoiler also abuses speculative execution in Intel chips to leak secrets. 

However, it targets a different area of the processor called the Memory Order Buffer, which is used to manage memory operations and is tightly coupled with the cache. 

Researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, and the University of Lübeck in north Germany detail the attack in a new paper, 'Spoiler: Speculative load hazards boost Rowhammer and cache attacks'. The paper was released this month and spotted by The Register. 

 

Link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/all-intel-chips-open-to-new-spoiler-non-spectre-attack-dont-expect-a-quick-fix/?fbclid=IwAR1lCQLdeKWusJV77nDu94KtFvJ7CWVDAMP8OIXbcZ_OhedwCwq7U5ohmkQ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Noir Angel    4,191

Seems like Intel's speculative execution techniques have more holes than a flat earther's views.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yogurth    2,188
Just now, Noir Angel said:

Seems like Intel's speculative execution techniques have more holes than a flat earther's views.

Never underestimate "Bible Science". 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.