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Meet the latest vulnerability in your multi-threaded CPU: PortSmash

Why It's Important: PortSmash is a dangerous side-channel vulnerability that uses simultaneous multi-threading to steal encryption keys and determine what…

Why It’s Important: PortSmash is a dangerous side-channel vulnerability that uses simultaneous multi-threading to steal encryption keys and determine what a processor core does. While it has only been confirmed to work on Intel’s Kaby Lake and Skylake platforms so far, it is “highly suspected” to work on all hyperthreading processors including AMDs. At the …

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