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  • University Researchers Publish Paper On GPU Side-Channel Attacks

    Phoronix: University Researchers Publish Paper On GPU Side-Channel Attacks

    University researchers out of University of California Riverside have published a paper this week detailing vulnerabilities in current GPU architectures making them vulnerable to side-channel attacks akin to Spectre and Meltdown...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...e-Channel-Flaw

  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by andyprough View Post
    I'll ask again - are there any examples yet of any machines being pwned via Spectre or Meltdown in the wild? A single one? I still cannot find a single example.
    Whoever gets pwned is unlikely to be able to dissect the malware, nor in most cases wants to let everyone know they got pwned.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Is this supposed to mean "you support him", or "that won't happen so please stop"?
    Both. I'm with him with thoughts and prayers, but I sincerely doubt that it will happen.

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  • zzarko
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    Originally posted by andyprough View Post
    are there any examples yet of any machines being pwned via Spectre or Meltdown in the wild?
    Meltdown is so simple to execute, there were JavaScript implementations that ran in the browser and did password extraction (you can easily find many). And because the idea is so simple, and browsers, OSes and CPUs were patched for this only this or last year, I would be very surprised if it wasn't used by black hat hackers, NSA and the like years before official finding last year.

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  • carewolf
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    Originally posted by Adarion View Post
    Oh. Well. It was to be expected. Someone had to play with it and discover. I guess we will still see more of this kind in the future.
    I guess there will be performance impacts, though, well, Nv might possibly declare this not to be a bug (and not fix it).
    What do you mean by "NVidia might". You know they will, when have they ever done anything else?

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  • andyprough
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    I'll ask again - are there any examples yet of any machines being pwned via Spectre or Meltdown in the wild? A single one? I still cannot find a single example.

    If this is all just theoretical academic hacking wizardry that could only be accomplished by a group with unlimited resources like a major nation state, then all this tomfoolery is simply a hardware tax. And probably designed to force more monitoring and regulation of our hardware and processes.

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  • PluMGMK
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    "Neutral networks"?

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    Keep hoping.
    Is this supposed to mean "you support him", or "that won't happen so please stop"?

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  • ms178
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    Keep hoping.
    I do. Or else I will have some use for my pitch fork again.

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  • Adarion
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    Oh. Well. It was to be expected. Someone had to play with it and discover. I guess we will still see more of this kind in the future.
    I guess there will be performance impacts, though, well, Nv might possibly declare this not to be a bug (and not fix it).

    Leave a comment:

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