Intel 'Downfall' bug exposes keys, passwords and other confidential data

A microcode update has been released to address the issue

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Intel 'Downfall' bug exposes keys, passwords and other confidential data
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Intel 'Downfall' bug exposes keys, passwords and other confidential data

A security flaw affecting a range of Intel processors could enable malicious actors to steal encryption keys, passwords and private data, a senior researcher at Google has warned.

Intel is taking action by providing firmware updates along with an optional software sequence to address the potential risk posed by this vulnerability. Referred to as CVE-2022-40982, the Downfa...

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