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Electric car startup Lucid Motors is claiming the range crown for its Lucid Air, boasting third-party validation for the upcoming Tesla rival. Ahead of production kicking off, the Air will be capable of 517 miles of driving on a single charge, Lucid says, making it “the longest range electric vehicle to date.” It’s certainly a considerable increase over what the … Continue reading
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In India, the proportion of women in paid work is among the lowest in the world, at just over 23% – a figure which contrasts sharply with the corresponding rate of over 78% for men. Opportunities for women to enter employment in the country are limited by a range of factors. These include a dominant tradition of female domestic responsibility and prevailing social patriarchy. Deeply entrenched cultural expectations mean that women are more likely to stay at home. And when they do work, it is mainly on an informal basis, without the luxury of secured wages and contracts. Against this… This story continues at The Next Web
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Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Apple has already launched beta releases for its next big updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS. And today, it’s adding watchOS to the public beta mix for the first time. The watchOS 7 update includes new watchfaces, plus easier ways of sharing them between friends and downloading custom layouts from the web. But the biggest addition this year, and this one’s worthy of a finally, is sleep tracking. watchOS 7 comes with a new Sleep app that’ll show you how many hours you’re asleep each night — though Apple isn’t yet diving into the quality of sleep and different cycles. The Apple Watch will gain more fitness tracking with watchOS 7, including metrics for dance, functional strength training, core training, and cooldown activities. The... Continue reading…
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When shows peak early. Like, really early.
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Second leg of British Grand Prix double-header takes place this weekend - follow our guide to get an F1 live stream and watch 2020's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix online.
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Why data and emerging technologies are key to identity theft prevention
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Meet the hackers who, this weekend, will try to commandeer an actual orbiter as part of a Defcon contest hosted by the Air Force and the Defense Digital Service.
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A star from our galaxy and a galaxy from far beyond
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SpaceX is poised to win a high-stakes game of capture the flag as astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley prepare to return to Earth this weekend. President Barack Obama started the competition nine years ago, when his administration funded a public-private partnership program in which NASA would work with companies to send humans to space. SpaceX beat the other company in the competition, Boeing, to its first crewed launch. The American flag flew on the first space shuttle and has stayed on the International Space Station since the shuttles stopped launching in 2011, waiting for the first commercial spaceship crew to claim it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley return to Earth on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship, they'll be carrying an American flag with even more symbolism than usual. The trophy in question is a flag that flew on the first space shuttle mission. It was left on the ISS by the crew of NASA's final space shuttle flight in 2011, of which Hurley was a member. The idea was that the next astronauts to launch on an American spacecraft from US soil would return the flag to Earth. But at that time, it wasn't yet clear which company would get there first, or which astronauts would be selected for that mission. "I understand it's going to be sort of like a capture-the-flag moment here for commercial spaceflight. So good luck to whoever grabs that flag," President Barack Obama said on a phone call with Hurley and his colleagues in 2011. SpaceX launched Behnken and Hurley toward the International Space Station in May, marking the first time humans have ever flown a commercial spacecraft to orbit. They docked to the ISS, then climbed through the hatch into the football-field-sized floating laboratory. In that moment, they put Elon Musk's rocket company on the cusp of winning the nine-year-long game of capture the flag. Soon after, Hurley held the flag up to NASA's live broadcast cameras beside Behnken and astronaut Chris Cassidy. "Chris had it right on the hatch where we left it nine years ago," Hurley said. "He's got a note: 'Do not forget to take with Crew Dragon.'" "It's for the thousands of people who made it possible, from the folks at @SpaceX, to the folks at NASA, to the folks within the @Commercial_Crew program." @Astro_Doug comments on retrieving the American flag left on the @Space_Station during the last space shuttle mission: pic.twitter.com/SY41S11RrD — NASA (@NASA) June 1, 2020 Behnken and Hurley are scheduled to undock from the space station at 7:34 p.m. ET on Saturday, then begin a fiery, high-speed journey through Earth's atmosphere. Assuming all goes according to plan, they'll splash down on Sunday at 2:42 p.m., off the coast of Florida. At that point, SpaceX will have successfully captured the flag. You can watch NASA's live coverage of the return flight here. "The race isn't over until it's over," Behnken told reporters ahead of the May launch. The world's first commercial spaceflight The Demo-2 mission is the product of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, a public-private partnership that President Barack Obama started in 2011. The aim was to restore the US's ability to launch its own astronauts into space after the space shuttle program ended.  Both SpaceX and Boeing made it through the rigorous reviews and testing required by NASA. The space agency has contributed more than $3.1 billion of funding to SpaceX in the nearly decade-long partnership. Boeing has received about $4.8 billion in contracts. But software issues plagued Boeing's uncrewed test flight to the space station, triggering a series of required reviews and a forthcoming re-do mission before the company can launch astronauts. So SpaceX accomplished its first crewed flight first. If all goes well this weekend, NASA hopes to regularly cart astronauts to and from the station on the Crew Dragon. "We really are focused on making sure that we ... accomplish the ultimate mission, which isn't winning against Boeing. It's providing this capability to the International Space Station so that we can start rotating crews from American soil," Behnken said before the May launch. For Hurley, the flag symbolizes that long journey and the dawning new era of commercial spaceflight. "You can bet we will take it with us when we depart back to Earth," Hurley said as he presented the flag. "The important point is, as I said before, just returning launch capability to the United States to and from the International Space Station. That's what this flag really means." Susie Neilson contributed reporting for this story.  This story has been updated with new information. It was originally published on June 2, 2020.   Do you have a story or inside information to share about the spaceflight industry? Send Dave Mosher an email at [email protected] or a Twitter direct message at @davemosher. More secure communication options are listed here.SEE ALSO: Meet Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, 2 'badass' astronauts, engineers, and dads poised to make history for SpaceX, NASA, and the world DON'T MISS: Why SpaceX's launch for NASA is such a big deal for Elon Musk's rocket company and the US as a whole Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why NASA waited nearly a decade to send astronauts into space from the US
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For years now, we've been hearing — and seeing — how Chrome OS and Android are coming together.The saga has stretched on since the dawn of time — or, uh, at least since about 2015, when the Chromebooks-are-doomed chorus started confidently crooning about the inevitable pending "merger" of Chrome OS and Android. At the same time, of course, those of us who were watching things closely anticipated a far more nuanced alignment of the platforms — nothing quite as dramatic as an only-one-can-survive duel, admittedly, but a far more realistic scenario and one we'd been seeing take shape for some time.To read this article in full, please click here
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Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of Initialized Capital and Reddit, bet on healthcare startup Ro when the company only had a pitch deck and a founding team.  Ro on Monday hit a $1.5 billion valuation after raising $200 million in a round led by General Catalyst. "I think it's going to be a really important part of our healthcare system," Ohanian said. For more stories like this, sign up here for our healthcare newsletter, Dispensed. When it comes to making bets in early-stage companies that are taking on massive industries like healthcare, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian takes his cues from the founders pitching him.  "We take our guidance from the founders in a lot of ways," Ohanian, the cofounder of Initialized Capital, told Business Insider. "They're the ones who are willing to spend the rest of their lives, trying to solve problems." Ohanian and Initialized were early investors in the healthcare startup Ro. On Monday, Ro raised an additional $200 million from investors including Initialized in a round that valued Ro at $1.5 billion. Read more: Buzzy healthcare startup Ro built a huge business selling Viagra and hair loss treatments online. The CEO shared how allergy pills and 'digital health clinics' will fuel the next phase of growth. Ohanian, a Ro board member, recalled hearing the pitch for Ro CEO Zachariah Reitano, often referred to as "Z" when he was about to go on paternity leave after the birth of his daughter Olympia in 2017.  "When Z, the CEO of Ro, pitched, he only had a founding team and a deck and it was still pretty uncertain," Ohanian said.  At the time, Ro, then called Roman, was focused on connecting men with doctors who can prescribe erectile-dysfunction medication that can then be shipped to your door. The hope was that by making the medication more easily accessible, men would start interacting with doctors more frequently.  At the time, erectile dysfunction medications including Viagra were going generic, and statewide telemedicine laws were rules were loosening up to allow patients to message their doctors online.  But Reitano and his cofounders pitched Ohanian on the vision that Ro would be the first place patients called when they had a healthcare question or concern of any kind.  In the years since, Ro has gone on to expand the model to treating more conditions, and in June set up a pharmacy service in which all generic medications dispensed are $5. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, patients have flocked to online doctor's appointments rather than go in-person. Read more: There's a billion-dollar fight brewing over whether doctors should be paid for phone calls and video visits. Who wins could determine the future of healthcare. To date, Ro has conducted 5 million visits. It has hit record monthly sales amid the pandemic and has an annual revenue of $250 million, CNBC reported in June. "I can't say four years ago I was an expert on this," Ohanian said. "I just was going to become a dad who was thinking more about his health and needing to take better care of it. It resonated." Read more: The 21 billion-dollar startups to watch that are revolutionizing healthcare in 2020 Americans are increasingly getting involved in how they get their healthcare, and Ohanian said he sees Ro's approach as becoming a key part of the industry.  "I think we're now going to see tremendous innovation in the next few years post-lockdown world because now more and more Americans are realizing the importance of this and the value of this," Ohanian said. "I think it's going to be a really important part of our healthcare system." An important part of Ro's approach, Ohanian said was building all the parts of its business in-house. Ro, for instance operates its own pharmacy and built software to help doctors and patients interact. To be sure, the company is still in the early days of its vision of being the first place people call for their healthcare needs. "They need to do it at the highest levels of integrity because that's what it takes to actually become the patient's first call for healthcare," Ohanian said. "So that was a heckuva vision with just a deck. That's what gets me so excited about this job."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid
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Whether you’re after an external HDD or SSD, we rounded up a collection of the best cheap external hard drives.
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Gaming smartphones are quite special compared to other smartphone devices. Positioning them as gaming allows top-end hardware, excellent screen and all kinds of gaming “gadgets” ... The post Nubia Red Magic 5s has a new record in AnTuTu appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Googling "mortgage" will pull up resources to help understand the home buying process.
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Unique 24-inch monitor for creatives has unrivaled color reproduction for just $400. But what's missing?
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AMD is building on the success of Ryzen 4000 for laptops
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In a major announcement made as the company publishes its latest Environmental Responsibility report, Apple has committed to becoming completely carbon neutral across its business, products and manufacturing supply chain by 2030.‘The planet can’t wait’ Apple has made huge strides in this direction: its global corporate operations are already carbon neutral, and while it is sometimes criticized for "greenwashing," most environmental groups think Apple is taking a positive approach.To read this article in full, please click here
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In this webinar, one-click checkout startup Fast's co-founder and CEO Domm Holland walks through how to build a pitch deck and win over investors. Holland was joined by Jan Hammer, general partner at Index Ventures. The conversation was moderated by Business Insider reporter Shannen Balogh, who covers the future of how we shop and pay. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In May, one-click checkout startup Fast raised its $20 million Series A from investors including Index Ventures and buzzy fintech Stripe. In an exclusive webinar this week with Business Insider, Fast's cofounder and CEO Domm Holland and Jan Hammer, general partner at Index Ventures, walk us through how to build a pitch deck, what investors are looking for, and how founders should approach fundraising. For Holland, the key to pitch decks is to keep it simple. Fast's pitch deck, for one, features very little text.  "In every communication that we have with any party, we use these values: fast, easy, simple," Holland said. "You'll see in our deck that that shines through," Holland said. "Every slide should have one clear message that you're trying to portray. If it's confused at all, then you failed in that page." From an investor perspective, Hammer says that seeing energy and passion in a founding team comes first, and the pitch deck comes after. Read more: One-click checkout startup Fast used this pitch deck to nab $20 million from investors like fintech giant Stripe. Here's a look at its vision for taking on Apple Pay.SEE ALSO: Here's the pitch deck an app helping new families save used to raise a $9 million Series A from NBA all-star Baron Davis and Anthos Capital Join the conversation about this story »
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Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an Aztec palace and a conquistador’s house in the heart of Mexico City.
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More native applications we smoke, yo, our rep gets bigger Microsoft and Google have been working together to help make Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) easier to publish, in the hope that web apps will one day compete with native apps on mobile devices.…
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Need to get your spending on track but not sure where to start? Check out the best budgeting apps to find the right one for you.
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These are our favorite 144Hz monitors for the smoothest gaming and entertainment experience.
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Skydio is best known for “selfie drones.” Now, it's seeking government contracts, as American officials shun the Chinese drone company.
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It's hard to keep calm and carry on when we've entered not-losing-your-mind territory. Here are a few ideas and things to help you cope.
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(Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation) As recently published in the journal Cell, a collaborative group including Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D. and Samad Ahadian, Ph.D., of the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI), has identified collagen V as an important factor in the scarring process and observed that large quantities of collagen V were found in cardiac injury scars.
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  Welcome to Wall Street Insider, where we take you behind the scenes of the finance team's biggest scoops and deep dives from the past week.  If you aren't yet a subscriber to Wall Street Insider, you can sign up here. With a travel-industry slump looking like it could stretch on for months or even years, lenders are beginning to sell debt tied to distressed hotel properties. It's a big change in posture for these firms, which had been wary to sell loans at discounts earlier on in the pandemic. Dan Geiger mapped out this new trickle of deals, and explained why we could see a surge to billions of dollars in sales in the coming months as more lenders seek to cut ties with bad loans within the lodging sector. Read the full story here:  A growing group of lenders are looking to unload hundreds of millions of dollars of souring hotel loans. Teams hired to sell the portfolios say it's just the beginning of a surge in activity. We also had a pair of scoopy trader stories on Friday. Here's a roundup in case you missed it: Dakin Campbell learned that JPMorgan has placed its top US Treasuries trader on leave amid a compliance review of electronic messages. Earlier this year, the bank removed a handful of interest-rates traders — at least two in New York and one in London — from the floor and turned off their Bloomberg terminals while it investigated their behavior. Alex Morrell reported that Bank of America has poached a top junk-bond trader from Deutsche Bank, leveling up in one of 2020's red-hot trading markets. Keep reading for a peek inside Goldman Sachs' first in-person board meeting since the pandemic began; a look at the executives who are driving Amex's digital strategy as e-commerce booms; and to learn why SoFi CEO Anthony Noto is so excited about the fintech applying for a national banking charter. Have a great weekend,  Meredith  SoFi makes another go at starting its own bank The personal-finance startup SoFi has filed an application for a national bank charter with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Dan DeFrancesco first reported. Approval would allow the fintech to lend money and accept deposits on its own.  Anthony Noto, SoFi's CEO, highlighted three benefits of a national charter when announcing the application to employees in a company-wide email. Read the full story here:  SoFi just filed an application for a national banking charter, and CEO Anthony Noto told employees it's a critical strategic step for the $4.3 billion fintech Wells Fargo shakes up marketing  Wells Fargo is shaking up marketing operations and plans to eliminate its centralized CMO role, Rebecca Ungarino reported. The moves underline the personnel and organizational changes CEO Charlie Scharf has ushered in at Wells Fargo, which he joined last fall after leading Bank of New York Mellon.  Since a sales-practices scandal erupted in late 2016, the bank has gone through two CEOs before Scharf took over last year. In 2017, Wells Fargo unveiled a marketing campaign with the tagline "Building a Better Bank," and a year later released the tagline "Established 1852. Re-established 2018."  Read the full story here: Wells Fargo's longtime CMO will leave her role as part of a bigger marketing shakeup across the bank Goldman Sachs restarts in-person board meetings As Dakin Campbell reports, Goldman Sachs has held its first in-person board meeting since the coronavirus pandemic began. About half of the company's board attended last week's meetings, including Chairman and CEO David Solomon. Other Goldman execs were also in attendance. Several of the attendees chose not to wear masks inside the meeting room, Dakin learned. Others across Wall Street, including JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and Citigroup, continue to hold meetings virtually. Read the full story here:  Inside Goldman Sachs' first in-person board meeting since the pandemic began Power players leading Amex's digital strategy The adoption of digital payments has taken off amid the coronavirus pandemic, as consumers look to avoid cash. American Express, both a card network and credit issuer, is riding the digital wave with products like contactless cards, partnerships with players like Venmo, and QR codes to pay. From fraud monitoring to credit decisioning to exploring new ways to pay, Shannen Balogh took a look at the power players leading Amex's digital push. Read the full story here:  Meet the 11 American Express execs tasked with helping the card giant keep pace with the e-commerce boom On the move Bank of America continues to shake up its dealmaking team that focuses on M&A in the finance sector. After less than a year leading banking M&A at Credit Suisse, Jerry Wiant is packing up again to join the team at Bank of America, where he'll run coverage of banks and specialty finance in the Americas.  One-click checkout startup Fast raised its $20 million Series A from investors including Index Ventures and fintech Stripe in May as it looks to take on Apple Pay to solve pain-points around password management and online checkout. Join Business Insider reporter Shannen Balogh on Tuesday, July 14 at 1:30 p.m ET when she will speak with Domm Holland, Fast's co-founder and CEO, and Jan Hammer, general partner at Index Venture. They'll discuss how Holland came up with the idea for Fast, how to build a pitch deck, and what it takes to win over investors. If you're a Business Insider subscriber, you can sign up here. PPP loans, revealed  Multimillionaire and Highland Capital founder James Dondero's investment platform managing billions got approved for as much as $8 million in loans from the PPP Inside the legal industry's reaction as it deals with the messy optics of white-shoe law firms taking PPP money Deals How Postmates went from multiple IPO setbacks to a $2.65 billion takeover by Uber Private equity and investing The CEO of an Apollo-backed energy company may face charges for pulling a gun on a Mexican American couple that took a wrong turn near his Colorado home Private-equity firms' cybersecurity defense has lagged. Here's what makes them attractive targets — and what they can do to protect themselves, according to experts. Here's how Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge offloaded stakes in 2 funds after credit markets seized up Real estate Commercial real-estate hiring is heating back up. 4 recruiters lay out the exec roles they're trying to fill. Lenders are balking at financing mega commercial real-estate deals  Women-focused coworking startup The Wing is almost $270,000 behind on rent and other charges at its Bryant Park location in New York, according to lawsuit Some short-term rental startups like Sonder and CorpHousing say they're bargain-hunting for new locations to bet on an eventual travel recovery WeWork faces 3 new discrimination and harassment lawsuits, including a complaint that says a manager brought knives and a crossbow to work A top Americas exec at commercial real-estate giant Cushman & Wakefield is out Knotel is facing claims of $230,000 in unpaid rent and construction bills at one Atlanta location, adding to a growing list of legal woes for the flex-space firm Payments and fintech The head of Amex Digital Labs lays out the card giant's innovation strategy, and explains why the future is partnering with tech giants like Apple and Google Meet the fintech that nabbed $50 million in funding from Alphabet, where customers text it money questions and choose what they pay Fintech investors say the Wirecard scandal will put increased regulatory pressure on payments companies and stymie growth for startups Rivals Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover are partnering up for one-click checkouts to compete with the likes of Apple Pay and PayPal as e-commerce booms Pitch decks Here's the pitch deck an app helping new families save used to raise a $9 million Series A from NBA all-star Baron Davis and Anthos Capital Here's the pitch deck used to raise a $4.4 million seed round for an AI chatbot looking to transform how people find apartments Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
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Despite a few issues with outages at launch, it's mostly gone well for the House of Mouse.How to sign up to Disney PlusSign up for Disney+ here, and start with a 7-day trial so you can see if it's for you, before opting to subscribe for $6.99 a month.That should cover all your entertainment needs: ESPN+ has the sports fan in your life in mind, and Hulu features more adult-themed entertainment, as well as its own originals like The Handmaid's Tale and Stephen King series Castle Rock.Amazon's Fire TV is also supported at launch, following a late deal between Disney and the retail giant.The Simpsons has a big problem on Disney Plus
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for Tesla, the upcoming plant in Europe, it is outside of the united states, will be built close to the German capital city of Berlin, germany.It has elbilstillverkarens's ceo, Elon Musk.He has previously revealed that the company's fourth gigafabrik” should be located somewhere in Europe, with a view to the start of production by 2021.the Teacher is saying in the context of an award ceremony in Germany, the factory is to be built in close proximity to Berlin's new international airport.this is The first plant outside of the U.S., in China and the recent taiwan Election, that the production will soon start.
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this is an op-ed piece.All of the companies who have been victims of data breaches are required to be reported. " It sounds to be at risk of being affected by the new utpressningsförsök with the threat of being exposed.It is a little bit different to the laws that apply to various activities relating to a notification requirement, such as, for example, we have the GDPR, which applies to ”all” of the NIS that apply to some and then there is the Swedish security protection act for entities with important public business.Over the past year has been a big part of it has been in the utpressningsform, the so-called " Ransomeware attacks.The whole of the infrastructure and main servers, databases, systems, or clients, are suddenly blocked.
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Boffins from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and University of California, San Diego, in the US, and the University of Lu beck in Germany, have found that TPMs leak timing information that allows the recovery of the private keys used for cryptographic signatures.In a paper [PDF] published on Tuesday, "TPM-FAIL: TPM meets Timing and Lattice Attacks," researchers Daniel Moghimi, Berk Sunar, Thomas Eisenbarth, and Nadia Heninger describes how they successfully conducted black-box timing analysis of TPM 2.0 devices to recover 256-bit private keys for ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) and ECSchnorr signatures that are supposed to remain unobserved within the TPM.Timing measurements represent a side channel attack that can be used to infer the inner workings of cryptographic systems."Our analysis reveals that elliptic curve signature operations on TPMs from various manufacturers are vulnerable to timing leakage that leads to recovery of the private signing key," the paper states."We show that this leakage is significant enough to be exploited remotely by a network adversary."The researchers found that a local attacker can recover the ECDSA key from Intel fTPM in 4-20 minutes, depending upon the available level of access.
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