Tiny Chips Can Hack Big – How Mellanox NICs and SmartNICs Can Help Secure Your Data Center
Cyberattacks are gaining in complexity and sophistication. Recent attacks such as Throwhammer, Nethammer, NetSpectre, Faxploit, and Malware Guard Extension attest to the increasingly complex methods devised by hackers to take control over remote networks and to spread malware. Today’s cyber reality surpasses by far the fertile imagination of Hollywood cyber fiction films. Another hacking invention was recently exposed in Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Big Hack” news story (published on October 2018), which described how a maliciously planted tiny chip on a server board can pose serious security risks to organizations. The information revealed in that story has managed to disturb the waters in the tech and security industries and communities, as it described alleged infiltrations of data centers of some major corporate and governmental organizations.
Read the article over at Mellanox here.