Cybercriminal sells tool to hide malware in AMD, NVIDIA GPUs

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Cybercriminals are making strides towards attacks with malware that can execute code from the graphics processing unit (GPU) of a compromised system.

While the method is not new and demo code has been published before, projects so far came from the academic world or were incomplete and unrefined.

Earlier this month, the proof-of-concept (PoC) was sold on a hacker forum, potentially marking cybercriminals’ transition to a new sophistication level for their attacks.


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Hmmm, I wonder if software could be made to check the memory of the GPU against a register for code verification, and if that fails the memory is flushed?

I don't know everything about coding for hardware, but on its face sounds like a god idea to combat what amounts to poisoning the GPU memory.

Another thought. A type of DEP for GPUs.
 

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