Scientists claim to have invented the unhackable processor
A DARPA-supported project, the new chip design renders the current electronic security model of bugs obsolete – or so claim its creators.
“Called MORPHEUS, the chip blocks potential attacks by encrypting and randomly reshuffling key bits of its own code and data 20 times per second—infinitely faster than a human hacker can work and thousands of times faster than even the fastest electronic hacking techniques,” according to the press release.
Professor Todd Austin, one of the co-creators, likens the chip to a “Rubik’s Cube that rearranges itself every time you blink.”
The processor is still in prototype phase, but its creators claim it has successfully defended against every known variant of control-flow attack, a widely used technique by attackers.
The technology can be employed by virtually every type of device that boasts a CPU, from laptops and PCs to Internet of Things devices and even smartphones………read more
Source: Hot For Security