Modern RAM used for computers, smartphones still vulnerable to Rowhammer attacks

According to new research published today, modern RAM cards are still vulnerable to Rowhammer attacks despite extensive mitigations that have been deployed by manufacturers over the past six years. These mitigations, collectively referred to as Target Row Refresh (TRR), are Read More …

RAMBleed Attack – Flip Bits to Steal Sensitive Data from Computer Memory

A team of cybersecurity researchers yesterday revealed details of a new side-channel attack on dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) that could allow malicious programs installed on a modern system to read sensitive memory data from other processes running on the same Read More …

RAMpage Attack Explained – Exploiting RowHammer On Android Again!

A team of security researchers has discovered a new set of techniques that could allow hackers to bypass all kind of present mitigations put in place to prevent DMA-based Rowhammer attacks against Android devices. Dubbed RAMpage, the new technique (CVE-2018-9442) could Read More …

Nethammer—Exploiting DRAM Rowhammer Bug Through Network Requests

Last week, we reported about the first network-based remote Rowhammer attack, dubbed Throwhammer, which involves the exploitation a known vulnerability in DRAM through network cards using remote direct memory access (RDMA) channels. However, a separate team of security researchers has now Read More …

GLitch: New ‘Rowhammer’ Attack Can Remotely Hijack Android Phones

For the very first time, security researchers have discovered an effective way to exploit a four-year-old hacking technique called Rowhammer to hijack an Android phone remotely. Dubbed GLitch, the proof-of-concept technique is a new addition to the Rowhammer attack series which leverages embedded Read More …