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By SecureWorld News Team
Fri | Jul 19, 2019 | 11:59 AM PDT

The holy grail of hardware, an "unhackable" chip, is being developed by University of Michigan researchers and DARPA.

Naked Security reports:

Researchers at the University of Michigan call it 'Morpheus' and it aims to make hacking so difficult at microprocessor level that attackers will give up long before they get the chance to do any damage.

It's the sort of pitch that will strike most people as pretty sensational, which is why the engineers behind the project are disinclined to call it 'unhackable' even as some journalists have written about it in such exaggerated terms.

Backed by the famous US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Morpheus is a new chip architecture that sets out to counter weaknesses in today's microprocessors, which the researchers believe make vulnerabilities and their exploits impossible to defend against.