A Placement Vulnerability Study in Multi-tenant Public Clouds

  title={A Placement Vulnerability Study in Multi-tenant Public Clouds},
  author={Venkatanathan Varadarajan and Yinqian Zhang and Thomas Ristenpart and Michael M. Swift},
  booktitle={USENIX Security Symposium},
Public infrastructure-as-a-service clouds, such as Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine (GCE) and Microsoft Azure allow clients to run virtual machines (VMs) on shared physical infrastructure. This practice of multi-tenancy brings economies of scale, but also introduces the risk of sharing a physical server with an arbitrary and potentially malicious VM. Past works have demonstrated how to place a VM alongside a target victim (co-location) in early-generation clouds and how to extract secret… CONTINUE READING
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