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Threatpost: New SWAPGS Side-Channel Attack Bypasses Spectre and Meltdown Defenses

Researchers demonstrate a new side-channel attack that bypass mitigations against Spectre and Meltdown. Millions of newer Intel microprocessors manufactured after 2012 are vulnerable to a new type of side-channel attack dubbed SWAPGS. SWAPGS is similar to existing side-channel attacks such as Spectre and Meltdown and similarly could allow a hacker to gain access to sensitive …

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Securityaffair: SWAPGS Attack – A new Spectre-V1 attack affects modern chips

Experts discovered a new variant of the Spectre vulnerability (SWAPGS Attack) that affects modern Intel CPUs which leverage speculative-execution, and also some AMD processors. Experts discovered a new Spectre speculative execution flaw (SWAPGS attack), tracked as CVE-2019-1125, that affects all Modern Intel CPUs and some AMD processors. The flaw could be exploited by unprivileged local attackers to access …

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Securityweek: Millions of Devices With Intel CPUs Exposed to SWAPGS Attack

Researchers have discovered yet another speculative execution vulnerability that can allow attackers to steal potentially sensitive information from devices with Intel processors. The flaw, identified by researchers at Bitdefender, is similar to Spectre Variant 1, which researchers disclosed in January 2018. However, unlike in the case of the original Spectre, for which Intel released processor …

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