Intel has confirmed findings by researchers (including from Google’s Project Zero) that the design of chips from Intel, AMD and ARM has – for more than a decade – permitted hackers to access memory on billions of business and consumer devices. So what, you ask? This is what.
A new vulnerability was recently exposed and a proof of concept for an exploit was demonstrated alongside of it, highlighting again just how delicate the Internet really is. This time, the vulnerability impacts a protocol used across a variety of devices, taking aim at both business and end user systems—as well as data. Here’s what we know thus far.