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MIT Researchers Discover New Flaw in Apple M1 CPUs That Can't Be Patched

A novel hardware attack dubbedPACMANhas been demonstrated against Apple’s M1 processor chipsets, potentially arming a malicious actor with the capability to gain arbitrary code execution on macOS systems. It leverages “speculative execution attacks to bypass an important memory protection mechanism, ARM Pointer Authentication, a security feature that is used to enforce pointer integrity,” MIT