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Source: theregister.co.uk Date: 23 March 2018

Yet another Intel vulnerability has been found based on Branch Prediction optimization to improve performance. It has an error rate of less than 1% and can be used to extract secret/private keys, even from Intel's secure enclave (SGX). This exploit can be exercised from user space. The only requirement is that they share the same core.

Yet another Intel vulnerability has been found based on Branch Prediction optimization to improve performance.  It has an error rate of less than 1% and can be used to extract secret/private keys, even from Intel
BranchScope: A New Side-Channel Attack on Directional Branch Predictor

Source: UCR CS Dept Date: March 2018

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