New hardware-agnostic side-channel attack works against Windows and Linux

A team of five academics and security researchers has published a research paper today detailing a new side-channel attack that effective against operating systems like Windows and Linux. More security news NSA to release a free reverse engineering tool Facial recognition doesn’t work as intended on 42 of 110 tested smartphones City of LA sues Weather Channel app for sharing location data with advertisers Most home routers don’t take advantage of Linux’s improved security features The novelty in this paper is that unlike many of the previous side-channel attacks [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], this one is hardware-agnostic, and in some cases, it can be carried out remotely.

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