New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel chips’ internal buffers

First disclosed in January 2018, the Meltdown and Spectre attacks have opened the floodgates, leading to extensive research into the speculative execution hardware found in modern processors, and a number of additional attacks have been published in the months since. Today sees the publication of a range of closely related flaws named variously RIDL, Fallout, ZombieLoad, or Microarchitectural Data Sampling. The many names are a...

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WhatsApp Was Hacked, Your Computer Was Exposed, and More News

Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.

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Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets from Millions of PCs

Two different groups of researchers found another speculative execution attack that can steal all the data a CPU touches.

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How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just a Phone Call

All it took to compromise a smartphone was a single phone call over WhatsApp. The user didn’t even have to pick up the phone.

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SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — 3 Funds Pending
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SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — 3 Funds Pending

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently reviewing three bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), one of which was filed last week to track the prices of two cryptocurrencies. An SEC commissioner said at the Consensus conference on Monday that the time is right for a bitcoin ETF, as the commission is due to make a decision on one of them next week. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at...

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