Vulnerability discovered in Apple M1 chip

Apple’s M1 chip has been found to contain a hardware vulnerability that can be abused to disable one of its defense mechanisms against memory corruption exploits, giving such attacks a greater chance of success. MIT CSAIL computer scientists on Friday said they have identified a way to bypass the M1 chip’s pointer authentication, a security mechanism that tries to prevent an attacker from modifying memory references without being detected.

Link: Vulnerability discovered in Apple M1 chip
via http://www.theregister.com

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