PIC and SQUIP Vulnerabilities Found in Intel and AMD Processors


A team of researchers has disclosed information on a fresh flaw in Intel CPUs that lets attackers steal encryption keys and other sensitive data from the processors.

The vulnerability, known as “PIC Leak,” is the first of its type to architecturally reveal sensitive data in a way similar to an uninitialized memory read in the CPU. PIC Leak is an architectural flaw as opposed to transient execution threats like Meltdown and Spectre. Read More…