Integrated GPU may allow side-channel and rowhammer attacks – 03 May 2018 | Last revised: 03 May 2018

The side-channel attack looks never ending in CPU world.
So called rowhammer attack jeopardize to the cyber security world today especially smartphone. The worst is that it can altering the information saved in a computer’s memory once attack successful.

An academic paper describes an attack called “GLitch,” which leverages two different techniques to achieve a compromise of a web browser using WebGL (see below url for reference).

https://www.vusec.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/glitch.pdf

Impact

The attacker may be able to bypass security features provided by the web browser.

Observation:

Microsoft and Cisco announce that they will intend to integrate New Intel Threat Detection Technology to Help Defend Against Advanced Security Threats last month.
I think they have to consider this technincal problem before click start of their project.

https://newsroom.intel.com/editorials/securing-digital-world-intel-announces-silicon-level-security-technologies-industry-adoption-rsa-2018/

Status:

 

Vendor Status Date Notified Date Updated
Google Affected 16 Mar 2018 03 May 2018
Mozilla Affected 16 Mar 2018 03 May 2018
Microsoft Not Affected 16 Mar 2018 25 Apr 2018
AMD Unknown 16 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
Apple Unknown 16 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
Arm Unknown 26 Apr 2018
BlackBerry Unknown 16 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
Brave Software Unknown 16 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
Broadcom Unknown 16 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
IBM, INC. Unknown 26 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018
Imagination Technologies Unknown 16 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
Intel Unknown 16 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
NVIDIA Unknown 16 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
Opera Unknown 16 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
QUALCOMM Incorporated Unknown 16 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018

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