GPU malware is no reason to panic

Running malicious code inside GPUs leaves detectable traces on computers, researchers concluded.

By Lucian Constantin

Malware that runs inside GPUs (graphics processing units) can be harder to detect, but is not completely invisible to security products.

Researchers from Intel division McAfee Labs teamed up with members of Intel’s Visual and Parallel Computing Group to analyze a proof-of-concept GPU malware program dubbed JellyFish that was released in March.

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