CVE-2019-1125, “SWAPGS Attack”: a new speculative execution side-channel attack

Security researchers at Bitdefender disclosed a new way of exploiting a flaw in Intel chips. Speculative execution attacks As Spectre, Meltdown and other similar attacks, the SWAPGS attack takes advantage of speculative execution, a functionality that seeks to speed-up the CPU by “guessing” which instructions might come next: however, the discarded instructions can leave traces […]

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