Hard-working chips may reveal encryption keys

Thursday, 23 November 2006, 12:06 AM EST

Details of a possible weakness in the way modern microchips process cryptographic information have been published by an international team of researchers.

The flaw could let a hacker steal the cryptographic keys used to protect sensitive communications and financial transactions, simply by monitoring the amount of effort the microchip is expending, the researchers claim.

At New Scientist.

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