The off-brand ‘military-grade’ x86 processors, in the library, with the root-granting ‘backdoor’

Dive into a weird and wonderful ‘feature’ of Via’s embedded hardware chips Black Hat  A forgotten family of x86-compatible processors still used in specialist hardware, and touted for “military-grade security features,” has a backdoor that malware and rogue users can exploit to completely hijack systems.… The Register – Security Secure… read more →