What could possibly go wrong?
Uh… No. We are not talking about rows of hammers. Or smashing your computer with a hammer. Over the past two years a new exploit has been discovered that is based on modifying memory by specific patterns of access. Hammering – high speed access – of some rows of memory can affect the contents of other rows. Specifically by flipping some bits in other rows of memory.
As it turns out, this problem occurs in lots of modern DRAM, including PCs, and now we know, some smart phones. Continue reading “RowHammer – Exploit for PCs and Smartphones”