Friday, 7 August 2020

Intel hacked: Confidential files, backdoors obtained and leaked by anonymous hacker

quote [ An anonymous hacker claims to have obtained confidential Intel files, and has leaked them in a file-sharing folder. ]

Well fuck. This looks baaaad. Just right for 2020
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Informative]
[by rylex@4:09amGMT]


avid said @ 4:51am GMT on 7th Aug [Score:3]
The interesting thing to come out of this is that undocumented features of the processor might allow reverse engineering the secure enclave or generally looking for security problems in the processor.

It's not that likely that a test mode can be activated without rebooting, so I doubt that there will be hacks/backdoors directly related to this. Maybe some source code can be more easily examined for vulnerabilities.
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:53pm GMT on 7th Aug
I was waiting to buy a new computer until Intel came up with permanent fixes for Spectre & Meltdown. Microcode patches weren't good enough for me. I'm glad I waited. I'll wait a little longer.
Paracetamol said @ 3:04pm GMT on 7th Aug
Linux people seem pretty happy to have better insights.

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