Security researcher claims Via C3 x86 CPUs contain hidden 'God mode'

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Via C3 processors had been sold on their 'military-grade' security and used in ATMs, industrial automation and point-of-sale systems

The Via C3 family of x86-compatible CPUs contained a hidden, but easily accessible ‘backdoor' that could enable full root access for a hacker. The C3 family had been sold partly on the basis of ...

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