APIC/EPIC! Intel chips leak secrets and techniques even the kernel shouldn’t see… – Bare Safety


Right here’s this week’s BWAIN, our jocular time period for a Bug With An Spectacular Identify.

BWAIN is an accolade that we hand out when a brand new cybersecurity flaw not solely seems to be fascinating and essential, but in addition turns up with its personal brand, area identify and web site.

This one is dubbed ÆPIC Leak, a pun on the phrases APIC and EPIC.

The previous is brief for Superior Programmable Interrupt Controller, and the latter is just the phrase “epic”, as in large, large, excessive, mega, humongous.

The letter Æ hasn’t been utilized in written English since Saxon instances. Its identify is æsc, pronounced ash (as within the tree), and it just about represents the sound of the A in within the fashionable phrase ASH. However we assume you’re imagined to pronounce the phrase ÆPIC right here both as “APIC-slash-EPIC”, or as “ah!-eh?-PIC”.