Security threat seen in Intel's hyper-threading technology

Tuesday, 17 May 2005, 6:25 PM EST

A student claims to have found a security problem with Intel Corp.'s Hyper-Threading Technology. Hackers can reportedly steal passwords based on systems with the technology, according to the student.

"Hyper-Threading, as currently implemented on Intel Pentium Extreme Edition, Pentium 4, Mobile Pentium 4, and Xeon processors, suffers from a serious security flaw," said Colin Percival, a 23-year-old Ph.D. student from Vancouver.

At InformationWeek.

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