New “Foreshadow” Flaw Discovered on Intel Chips
Researchers from KU Leuven university in Belgium and Adelaide and Michigan universities recently discovered another flaw affecting Intel chips which can be used by attackers to access sensitive information.
Prof. Thomas Wench from the University of Michigan says that the attack is similar to the Meltdown vulnerability discovered six months ago. However, the new bug named Foreshadow can allow attackers to target and leak any data from the secure enclaves of Intel processors.
Intel had already created a fix which disables some of the features on its chips which makes the flaw possible. The chipmaker added that while the fix could significantly hit the collective computing power of companies running cloud computing platforms, individual users are not likely to notice any performance impact.