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“Super Malware” Steals Encryption Keys from Intel SGX Enclaves

Austrian researchers say they’ve created the very first malware that can be stored in Intel SGX enclaves. Intel introduced a new hardware extension called SGX (Software Guard Extensions) that isolates the CPU memory at the hardware level. Researchers demonstrated how this “super malware”” can attack its host and leak data from enclaves located on the same machine via simple cache attacks. The attack and the malware are completely invisible to the host

Source: March 12, 2017

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