|Interesting point of view expressed by the author of an article I found earlier today on SeekingAlpha.com.|
Intel Security Risk Is Much Worse Than Management Commentary Indicates:
"In our view, the security problem is a much bigger problem than Intel is acknowledging, and Intel investors will be in for a very rough ride for the next couple of years. While Intel may not have much of a problem on the consumer side from this security issue, in our view, Intel’s data center business is at a serious risk."--end quote
Fyi, the following comment posted beneath the article kind of caught my attention:
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The way the attacks works is that I could, as a C++ developer, buy a subscription to Azure, write a simple program that does some data analytics in the cloud, load it with my exploit, upload that program to the Azure cloud and let it run. And even though it a purely user-mode application, it has access to the machine and is constantly scraping data from other client OS's on that machine by peeking into the Kernel memory without the datacenter having any knowledge that the attack is happening.
There is no telling who might be my virtual neighbors on that machine, but what if it's a bank's web sight? The attacker could easy scrape account numbers and passwords as users login.
So yea, this is way bigger than on-site bad actors."
~Edited by: jeff on: 1/5/2018 at: 12:00:58 PM~