Intel brings novel CET technology to Tiger Lake mobile CPUs

Intel brings novel CET technology to Tiger Lake mobile CPUs
  • Intel has announced today that its experimental CET security feature will be first made available in the company's upcoming Tiger Lake mobile CPUs.
  • Intel has been working on CET, which stands for Control-flow Enforcement Technology, since 2016, when it first published the first version of the CET specification.
  • As its name hints, CET deals with "control flow," a technical term used to describe the order in which operations are executed inside the CPU.
  • Malware that runs on a device can use vulnerabilities in other apps to hijack their control flow, and insert its malicious code to run in the context of another app.