Chip design thwarts sneak attack on data

  title={Chip design thwarts sneak attack on data},
  author={S. O. Adee},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
Data encrypted on your computer should be safe, as long as you're the only one with the key to the encryption. But one variant of newer¿ and sneakier¿attacks can deduce the key by striking a vulnerable spot: the CPU¿s on-chip memory, called the cache. Software-based attempts to bolster cache security have bad side effects, however, which can severely… CONTINUE READING