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Foreshadow Attacks — 3 New Intel CPU Side-Channel Flaws Discovered

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2018 has been quite a tough year for Intel.

While the chip-maker giant is still dealing with Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities, yet another major speculative execution flaw has been revealed in Intel's Core and Xeon lines of processors that may leave users vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Dubbed Foreshadow, alternatively called L1 Terminal Fault or L1TF, the new attacks include three new speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities affecting Intel processors.

The Foreshadow attacks could allow a hacker or malicious application to gain access to the sensitive data stored in a computer's memory or third-party clouds, including files, encryption keys, pictures, or passwords.

The three Foreshadow vulnerabilities have been categorized into two variants:

1.) Foreshadow Foreshadow (PDF) targets a new technology originally been designed to protect select code and users' data from disclosure or modification, even if the entire system falls under attack: Intel...(continued)
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