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University Research Exposes Potential Vulnerabilities In Cloud Computing
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 12:13

    'Cross-VM attacks' could threaten sensitive data in shared environments, researchers say

Sep 08, 2009 | 05:14 PM
By Tim Wilson

Users of cloud computing infrastructures should be aware that their sensitive data could be potentially leaked, a group of university researchers say.
In a new research paper (PDF), several computer scientists from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they have discovered soft spots in the cloud computing concept that could leave data vulnerable to attack.

"Overall, our results indicate that there exist tangible dangers when deploying sensitive tasks to third-party compute clouds," the paper says. [Comments...]

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