New chip can stop cyber attacks in their tracks

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "A new computer processor architecture developed at the University of Michigan (U-M) could assist in a future where computers proactively defend against cyber threats, rendering the current electronic security model of bugs and patches obsolete.

    The chip, called Morpheus, blocks potential attacks by encrypting and randomly reshuffling key bits of its own code and data 20 times per second. According to the team at U-M, this processor is faster than a human hacker and a thousand times faster than even the fastest electronic hacking techniques...

    'With Morpheus, even if a hacker finds a bug, the information needed to exploit it vanishes 50 milliseconds later. It’s perhaps the closest thing to a future-proof secure system.'...

    Austin and his colleagues have demonstrated a DARPA-funded prototype processor that successfully defended against every known variant of control-flow attack, one of hackers’ most dangerous and widely used techniques..."

    https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2019/05/new-chip-can-stop-cyber-attacks-in-their-tracks/
     
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    Why is my gut telling me this is "fraught with danger." One "hiccup" in the randomization processing due to power fluctuation, you name it, could leave you with a blue screen.
     
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