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Microsoft’s Secured-core PC Takes Aim at Firmware Attacks

Microsoft's Secured-core PC initiative is a partnership with OEM partners (including HP and Dell), silicon vendors (such as Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm) to provide deeply integrated hardware, firmware and software that can withstand firmware-based attacks.

Hardware, Windows, Microsoft, Firmware Security

Custom Instructions Comes to Arm, Secure Design Has to be On Board

Arm is bringing custom instructions to its Cortex-M processors. The overall security of these processors will depend on how these instructions are actually implemented.

Hardware, Microcontroller

NetCAT Attack Can Leak Data From Some Intel Processors

A new attack that exploits a weakness in the DDIO feature of some Intel chips can leak sensitive data, including SSH keystrokes.

Intel, Hardware

Intel, Tech Giants Release Updates to Fix New Chip Flaws

Like the earlier Meltdown and Spectre class of bugs, the new side-channel attacks ZombieLoad, RIDL, and Fallout take advantage of weaknesses in the processor's speculative execution feature to harvest secrets from system memory.

Hardware, Vulnerability

New Side-Channel Attack Extracts Private Keys From Some Qualcomm Chips

Researchers from NCC Group developed an attack that can pull private keys from the hardware-backed keystore in some Qualcomm chips.

Hardware