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Rowhammer-based RAMBleed exploit lets hackers steal data from memory

Wednesday June 12, 2019. 02:04 PM , from BetaNews
Security researchers have revealed an exploit that can be used by hackers to steal data from DRAM, even if ECC protection is in place. RAMBleed is a Rowhammer-based attack that can also be used to alter data and increase privilege levels. Taking advantage of the design of modern memory chips, a Rowhamer attack works by 'hammering' the physical rows of data in quick succession causing bit-flipping in neighboring rows. RAMBleed takes this in a different direction, using a similar technique to access data stored in physical memory. See also: VLC 3.0.7 includes more security fixes than ever thanks to the… [Continue Reading]

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