A new dangerous vulnerability has been found in Apple Chips. All modern processors are under threat, even the Apple M1

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A new dangerous vulnerability has been found in Apple Chips. All modern processors are under threat, even the Apple M1

Security experts have discovered a dangerous new vulnerability that affects most modern browsers and processors – in tests, malicious code was executed on Intel Core, AMD Ryzen, Samsung Exynos and even Apple M1. The hole is cross-platform, as it affects common features of most browsers, namely the vulnerability to Side-channel attacks, which are carried out without the use of JavaScript.

 

Researchers at Cornell University report that malicious code is embedded in CSS and HTML, so blocking JavaScript doesn’t help. The hole can be used for “fingerprint attacks on microarchitectural websites.”

Thanks to the new vulnerability, attackers can monitor user activity on the Internet – moreover, even VPN or Tor cannot be saved, since the hole uses the deeper capabilities of browsers. Interestingly, the researchers note that the easiest way to launch an attack using the new vulnerability is on ARM processors, including the Apple M1.