Researchers developed a proof of concept attack which allows them to hide malware in Intel’s Software Guard eXtensions (SGX).

Intel SGX is a feature found on all modern Intel CPUs that allows developers to isolate applications in secure “enclaves” and the attack allows researchers to hide undetectable malicious code from their security software  within these enclaves, according to the proof of concept.

Previously, the only known vulnerabilities affecting SGX enclaves were side channel attacks that leaked data being processed into the enclave but now the most recent researcher demonstrates how the enclaves can be used to conceal malware.

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