Actually, they’re pretty handy, the FPGAs. The abbreviation stands for Field Programmable Gate Arrays. Their advantage is: these programmable gate arrays are much more flexible than ordinary specialized computer chips. And so far, they have even been considered particularly secure. But now researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have found potential gateways for cyber criminals in these electronic components. Especially if the FPGAs are used by several users. And this often happens. Because they are used in large data centers, which in turn are used for cloud services of large tech companies and the Internet of Things.
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