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

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  • Kit Murdock
  • Jo Van Bulck
  • Daniel Gruss
  • Frank Piessens

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External organisations

  • KU Leuven University, Belgium
  • Graz University of Technology, Austria


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
Pages (from-to)28-37
JournalIEEE Security & Privacy Magazine
Issue number5
Early online date1 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020