Intel SGX Vulnerability Discovered, Cryptocurrency Keys Threatened

Intel SGX Vulnerability Discovered, Cryptocurrency Keys Threatened

Researchers have published a paper identifying a “Load Value Injection” proof-of-concept attack that targets Intel SGX processors. A vulnerability has reportedly been discovered in Intel’s Software Guard eXtensions (SGX) allowing passwords, encrypted keys, and other sensitive data to be siphoned from a computer’s memory.On March 10, computer researcher Daniel Gruss uploaded a video to YouTube describing how the proof-of-concept attack, dubbed a “Load Value Injection [LVI],” can be used to steal sensitive data from…

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Samsung’s Blockchain SSD Patent Could Disrupt Crypto Mining

Samsung’s Blockchain SSD Patent Could Disrupt Crypto Mining

Samsung’s entry into the crypto mining industry could disrupt the entire ecosystem if its latest patent comes to life. Electronics giant Samsung filed for a patent in May 2019 titled, “Programmable Blockchain Solid State Drive and Switch.” Even though few details are known about the newly designed system, a surge in patent applications filed by large corporations on blockchain is clearly visible.Related: Bank of America’s Blockchain Foray: Patent Trolling or Hedging Risks?Patent wars —…

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