Intel introduced a new type of processor memory. She is not afraid of hacker attacks
Intel announced the start of development of a new type of processor memory SAPM – according to the processor giant, it is not afraid of a number of hacking algorithms, including the acclaimed Meltdown and Specter. In the future, the next generation of “blue” CPUs will be reliably protected from a number of hacker attacks.
Intel engineers assure that through the use of SAPM can completely eliminate attacks such as Meltdown, Specter, L1TF, SGXSpectre, SWAPGSAttack, Zombieload, MDS and other threats associated with the use of speculative data processing. The first gaps in such a calculation method were discovered in 2017, when hackers learned how to extract confidential data from victims’ computers by overflowing processor memory. The owners of Intel chips suffered the most from such attacks – after detecting critical vulnerabilities, the company created a number of hardware and software protection tools, as well as released security updates for older generations of CPUs.
“SAPM can be applied to certain ranges of memory with an attribute and access to a new generation of memory is not possible through a standardized command algorithm. Any hacking attempts will be immediately suppressed by the protection mechanism, ”said Intel representatives.
Now the project is presented only on paper – in the near future Intel plans to begin developing such a memory for the production of processors with a tamper-resistant architecture. The date of the appearance of the first processors based on new memory by the manufacturer has not been announced.