A new Spectre-like cyberattack has been found: Intel CPUs are under attack again in an encryption-cracking campaign

Academic researchers from multiple universities recently discovered a new Spectre-like method for extracting secrets from modern Intel processors. However, Intel says the original Specter mitigation also addresses these shortcomings.

A group of researchers from the University of California San Diego, Purdue University, UNC Chapel Hill, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Google discovered that a feature in the industry forecaster called the Path History Register (PHR) can be tricked into exposing sensitive data.