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Hardware Security

Hardware Security

Two high impact microarchitectural timing attacks were disclosed yesterday. (https://nyti.ms/2EOX03d). 10000 ft overview: This is a very intricate attack but the root cause is unflushed speculative state from the cache resulting in a timing variations. Apparently the...

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A Decade of Mobile Computing

A Decade of Mobile Computing

The smartphone is the most pervasive mobile computing device on the planet. There are over 2.1 billion devices worldwide, and this number is rising sharply as smartphone penetration increases in emerging markets like China and India. By 2020, there will be 6 billion...

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