03 Dec Google’s new chip design protects the cloud computing servers and infrastructure where it’s most vulnerable: silicon devices via @MIT
As soon as the power turns on, hackers can gain an advantage.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.technologyreview.com
WHY IT MATTERS: we expected cloud computing data centers, like those of Google, protect our data and keep it private. This article dives into the potential issues that can occur when server hardware are compromised at the hardware level – within the silicon that powers the servers and often contains millions lines of code that can be hacked. The post presents a new open-source chip called Titan that should help protect against those threats. Important, essential, should be everywhere.