What Is a Side Channel Attack?

Modern cybersecurity depends on machines keeping secrets. But computers, like poker-playing humans, have tells. They flit their eyes when they’ve got a good hand, or raise an eyebrow when they’re bluffing—or at least, the digital equivalent. And a hacker who learns to read those unintended signals can extract the secrets they contain, in what’s known as a “side channel attack.”

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