Plundervolt: How a Little Bit of Undervolting Can Create a Lot of Trouble

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

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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
JournalIEEE Security & Privacy Magazine
Issue number5
Early online date1 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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