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  • [WIRED] Google has an ambitious plan to make chips less hackable

    The chips that power all our devices – from smartphones to servers in data centres – are vulnerable to attack. The earlier a hacker can get in to a system, the more power over it they can have. And if they attack a device as it's turning on, they can take full control.

    In 2017, Google unveiled its Titan security chip that's since been used in its servers and Google-branded smartphones. Titan checks the firmware and software that's being loaded as a machine boots up and cryptographically checks it is correct – reducing the chances of boot attacks.
    But the chip is proprietary and isn't used outside of any Google products. Now, the company has a plan to change this. Alongside a handful of partners, including Swiss university ETH Zurich and Western Digital, it's taking some of its tech and making it available to anyone.
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    I look forward to seeing it get hacked in a few hours.

    You'd think these big corporations would learn by not saying things like "our product is less/unhackable." because they always get hacked within days, sometimes hours after release.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Andrew View Post
      I look forward to seeing it get hacked in a few hours.

      You'd think these big corporations would learn by not saying things like "our product is less/unhackable." because they always get hacked within days, sometimes hours after release.
      lol, once they start finding things,it never ends.They're STILL finding new things related to spectre/meltdown.
      "On August 6, 2019 Intel released details about a Windows kernel information disclosure vulnerability. This vulnerability is a variant of the Spectre Variant 1 speculative execution side channel vulnerability and has been assigned CVE-2019-1125."

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      • #4
        I think the key is to always remain cautious and say ''Our product is less hackable'' or ''We have taken steps to make it more secure'' as opposed to ''It is impervious to hacking''
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