Apple M-series CPU vulnerability enables attackers to purloin cryptographic keys from Macs

US researchers find baked-in flaw

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Apple M-series CPU vulnerability enables attackers to purloin cryptographic keys from Macs

GoFetch cache side-channel attack potentially exposes Apple M-series CPUs to key extractions

A new vulnerability in Apple's M-series CPUs, dubbed GoFetch, exposes cryptographic keys in Macs and Macbooks to potential theft.   The team of US-based researchers built a proof of concept, whi...

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