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Forget Software—Now Hackers Are Exploiting Physics | WIRED

Posted by Venkatt Guhesan on September 3, 2016

[Forget Software—Now Hackers Are Exploiting Physics | WIRED] is good,have a look at it!

targeting the actual electricity that comprises bits of data in computer memory. Technique is called ‘RowHammer’. The trick works by running a program on the target computer, which repeatedly overwrites a certain row of transistors in its DRAM flash memory, “hammering” it until a rare glitch occurs: Electric charge leaks from the hammered row of transistors into an adjacent row. The leaked charge then causes a certain bit in that adjacent row of the computer’s memory to flip from one to zero or vice versa. That bit flip gives you access to a privileged level of the computer’s operating system.

Learn more about it here:

https://www.wired.com/2016/08/new-form-hacking-breaks-ideas-computers-work/

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