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Intel says GPU malware is no reason to panic, yet

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    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.

    Their conclusion, which was included in McAfee's latest quarterly threat report, is that running malicious code inside GPUs still has significant drawbacks and is not nearly as stealthy as its developers suggested.

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