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    New Platypus attack can steal data from Intel CPUs

    Date 11 Nov 2020
    Category Hacks/Cracks
    2045
    Posted By Brittany Day
    Platypus

    Security researchers have discovered a new attack method dubbed "Platypus" that can extract data from Intel CPUs. Intel has now released microcode updates to prevent malicious actors from exploiting the Intel RAPL mechanism with Platypus.

     

    A team of academics has disclosed today a new attack method that can extract data from Intel CPUs.

    Named Platypus, an acronym for "Power Leakage Attacks: Targeting Your Protected User Secrets," the attack targets the RAPL interface of Intel processors.

    RAPL, which stands for Running Average Power Limit, is a component that allows firmware or software applications to monitor power consumption in the CPU and DRAM.

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