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Experts have discovered a new way to run side-channel attacks on some of the latest processors from Intel, and warned if users don’t secure their devices, they risk losing sensitive data to cyber-criminals.

Security researchers Luyi Li, Hosein Yavarzadeh, and Dean Tullsen detailed an attack they named Indirector, which abuses vulnerabilities found in Indirect Branch Predictor (IBP) and the Branch Target Buffer (BTB) to work around the chip’s defenses and obtain important data.