BranchScope is a new side-channel attack technique that like Meltdown and Spectre attacks can be exploited by an attacker to obtain sensitive information from vulnerable processors.
A group of researchers from the College of William & Mary, University of California Riverside, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and Binghamton University has discovered a new side-channel attack dubbed BranchScope that could be used against Intel chips.
Like Meltdown and Spectre attacks, the BranchScope technique can be exploited by an attacker to obtain sensitive information from vulnerable processors.
“We present BranchScope — a new side-channel attack where the attacker infers the direction of an arbitrary conditional branch instruction in a …read more
Via:: Security Affiars