The state of Thunderbolt on GNU/Linux
2019-09-21, 17:15–17:40, Loft

A summary of the current state of Thunderbolt, kernel as well as user space, including the latest development where the the input–output memory management unit (IOMMU) is used to prevent Direct Memory Access (DMA) attacks. A brief explanation and discussion of such such an attack, the recent Thunderclap attacks, will be given including with a focus on how it is related to the IOMMU feature on Linux.