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‘Downfall’ CPU Vulnerability Could Expose Billions of Devices to Data Theft

Started by Freddy, August 26, 2023, 09:39:42 AM

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A novel and disturbing vulnerability has been discovered in billions of modern processors, potentially affecting both personal and cloud systems worldwide.

Cybercriminals could use the flaw, identified as CVE-2022-40982 and named "Downfall," to steal passwords, encryption keys, banking details and other critical data.

The vulnerability affects Intel Core processors from the 6th Skylake to the 11th Tiger Lake generation, a span that dates back to at least 2014.

Good job we are on AMD :)