Researchers discover new vulnerability affecting billions of computers globally

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The newly discovered vulnerability will be hard to fix.

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The UVA computer scientists found a whole new way for bad actors to exploit something called a "micro-op cache," which speeds up computing by storing simple commands and allowing the processor to fetch them quickly and early in the speculative execution process. According to the researchers, hackers can steal data when a processor fetches commands from the micro-op cache.

A team of researchers at the University of Virginia School of Engineering has discovered a new vulnerability affecting billions of computers and other devices across the globe. Read more

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