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Software Alone Can’t Fix Spectre-Class Flaws

Speculative execution enhanced microprocessor performance, but also made them more susceptible to side-channel attacks. The final fix won’t be via software updates.

Hardware, Spectre

Better Hardware Security Through Automation

A team at the University of North Carolina has developed a tool called Coppelia that can automatically find and build exploits for flaws in hardware designs.

Hardware

Bringing Security to USB Type-C, or More Limitations?

The USB Type-C Authentication Program will attempt to address the very real dangers of USB-based attacks, such as USB devices loaded with malicious payloads to compromise the host system and counterfeit cables that can deliver too much (or too little!) power and damage the system.

Hardware

Apple’s T2 Chip Good for Secure Boot, Still Room for Improvement

Apple’s T2 chip on the new Macs perform a wide array of tasks to secure the machine from various hardware- and software-based attacks. The fact that the T2 chip can do so much is also potentially its weakness, as it opens up the machine’s attack surface.

Labs Research, Apple, Hardware, Firmware Security

New Bluetooth Bugs Let Attackers Take Over Wi-Fi Networks

The likelihood of a successful attack using a pair of vulnerabilities in some wireless access points with Bluetooth Low Energy chips against an enterprise network is currently low, but the fact that such an attack can bypass network segmentation is worrying.

Hardware, Bluetooth Security