Ready for another fright? Spectre flaws in today’s computer chips can be exploited to hide, run stealthy malware.

Spectre – the security vulnerabilities in modern CPUs’ speculative execution engines that can be exploited to steal sensitive data – just won’t quietly die in the IT world. Its unwelcome persistence isn’t merely a consequence of the long lead time required to implement mitigations in chip architecture; it’s also sustained by its ability to inspire novel attack techniques. The latest of these appeared in a paper presented at the Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium 2019 in San Diego, California, on Monday.

Source: The Register

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