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New Software Side-Channel Attack Raises Risk for Captured Crypto

This is one of those “something bad could happen but there’s nothing you can do about it” articles. The advice, as ever, is to patch applications and OS as soon as possible…:

[…] Ionescu says that mitigation is possible, but it requires both operating system vendors and application developers to look at their code, acknowledge that a vulnerability exists, and patch for it. And Hahad notes that these patches are both good news and bad news for the enterprise.

“Given how people patch their OSes, it will be a long time before the patches are all applied,” he says. “On the other hand, there’s not much an administrator can do aside from the patch. It’s not like there’s something I can do proactively to prevent someone from exploiting it. You just have to wait for the patch to come out and apply it as quickly as possible.” […]

Original article here

Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
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