New PortSmash attack exploits Intel’s Hyper-Threading architecture to steal your data

New PortSmash attack exploits Intel’s Hyper-Threading architecture to steal your data

A new PortSmash attack exploits the simultaneous multi-thread processor design to allow malicious code to eavesdrop on legitimate processes when the two are running in tandem. The exploit was demonstrated using an Intel chip.

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Author: Chuong Nguyen