Researchers invent cryptocurrency wallet that eliminates ‘entire classes’ of vulnerabilities
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) have invented a new form of hardware wallet designed to eradicate classes of vulnerabilities affecting cryptocurrencies.
MIT CSAIL has developed “Notary”, a USB form-factored wallet that incorporates hardware fail-safes to mitigate successful cyberattacks. Known as “reset-based switching,” the wallet will reset the CPU, memory, and other hardware components when a user switches between one app to another. This design attempts to isolate applications and reduce the threat of one vulnerable app compromising an entire system.