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NSA Releases Updated Guidance on Side-Channel Vulnerabilities

Original release date: February 01, 2019

The National Security Agency (NSA) has released updated information on a set of side-channel vulnerabilities affecting modern computer processors. An attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to obtain sensitive information.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), encourages users and administrators to review the NSA Cybersecurity Advisory on Updated Guidance for Vulnerabilities Affecting Modern Processors and Hardware and Firmware Security Guidance GitHub website for more information and updated mitigations.

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