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Malicious microprocessor opens new doors for attack
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 11:00
 Researchers have found a difficult but viable method for hacking a PC's microprocessor -- an attack that would be devastating and virtually undetectable

By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service
April 15, 2008

For years, hackers have focused on finding bugs in computer software that give them unauthorized access to computer systems, but now there's another way to break in: Hack the microprocessor. On Tuesday, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated how they altered a computer chip to grant attackers back-door access to a computer. It would take a lot of work to make this attack succeed in the real world, but it would be virtually undetectable. [InfoWorld...]  [Comments...]

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