Plundervolt: How a little bit of undervolting can create a lot of trouble

Kit Murdock, David Oswald, Flavio D. Garcia, Jo Van Bulck, Frank Piessens, Daniel Gruss

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Historically, fault injection was the realm of adversaries with physical access. This changed when research revealed that remote attackers could use software to inject faults. Plundervolt is a new software-based attack on Intel's trusted execution technology (SGX). Plundervolt can break cryptography and inject memory-safety bugs into secure code.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9104908
Pages (from-to)28-37
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Security & Privacy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law

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