- Security researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in Intel Chips.
- The vulnerability is called Spoiler.
- Intel was made aware of Spoiler in December.
Security researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Lübeck have published a paper outlining a vulnerability on Intel processors. The vulnerability only affects Intel chips and not AMD or ARM chips. The vulnerability affects Intel chips all the way back to the first generation of Core CPUs. According to the researchers, the potential attack vector is similar to Spectre, but not subject to the same mitigations. Just to be clear, Spectre and Spoiler are 2 different attacks.