Tag: Intel

How to Secure Decentralized Projects with Hardware Enclaves?

An efficient security solution is mandatory to protect blockchain-based decentralized projects that run on untrusted nodes. iExec will present a solution mixing software and hardware encryption for its decentralized cloud at IBM Think in Las Vegas (19-22 March). Securely Running Applications on Untrusted Nodes A new security trend consists of providing a hardware enclave to run applications in an inaccessible part of the CPU. Even the owner of the CPU …
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What Is the Intel Management Engine Backdoor?

There have always been concerns that governments could backdoor existing technology to spy on consumers and enterprises. Although such claims have always been considered conspiracy theories, there may be a lot more to them than originally assumed. A person claiming to work for Intel confirms there is such a thing as a backdoor in the Intel Management Engine. It’s a very problematic development, assuming there is any truth to such claims. What is …
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Intel Plans to Make Driverless Cars Free of Blame From Accidents

There is another major development in the world of driverless cars on the horizon. A recent announcement by Intel will not go over well with the general public, though; that much is a foregone conclusion. The company claims to have developed a system which ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents. That’s a very bold claim that will need some solid evidence to be backed up. Making autonomous vehicles blameless is not necessarily …
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AMD’s Rzyen to Give Intel a Run For Its Money

AMD fired the first shots of what may be a price war between the two of the largest CPU chipset manufacturers yesterday with their midweek unveiling of their latest technology. Ryzen is the latest iteration of the Zen chip series. With AMD making the first move, we all eagerly await Intel’s response in what is sure to be a catalyst for cheaper consumer 8-core CPUs. As I see it, there are …
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