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‘Downfall’ Vulnerability Unveiled as New Security Risk in Intel CPUs

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Aug
2023
‘Downfall’ Vulnerability Unveiled as New Security Risk in Intel CPUs

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Vulnerabilities within computer processors can send ripples of concern through the tech industry and beyond. The recent discovery of the “Downfall” vulnerability, which affects a range of Intel central processing units (CPUs), has once again raised questions about the delicate balance between performance enhancements and data security.

This vulnerability, discovered by Google research scientist Daniel Moghimi, threatens to expose encryption keys, passwords, private messages, and more from billions of Intel CPUs produced over the years.

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