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Intel CPU Security Alert For Millions Of Users As ‘Unfixable’ Crypto Flaw Revealed

If your computer isn’t running an up to date Intel 10th generation CPU, then I’ve got some bad news; an “unfixable” crypto vulnerability with impossible to detect exploits has been confirmed. Researchers have uncovered an Intel CPU read-only memory (ROM) vulnerability with the potential for attackers to compromise encryption keys and steal data. Mark Ermolov, the report author, said that it’s “impossible to fix firmware errors that are hard-coded in the Mask ROM of microprocessors and chipsets.” This is rather concerning when you take into account that a successful exploit would be at the hardware level and so, according to Ermolov, “it destroys the chain of trust for the platform as a whole.”

 

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