Computer's RAM is now an exploit vector!

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Computer's RAM is now an exploit vector!

Post by barbaz » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:44 pm

(Well, OK so this isn't exactly new. But it just goes to show how important it is to check files before opening in *any* way.)
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/04/dram-bitflipping-exploits-that-hijack-computers-just-got-easier/
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Computer's RAM is now an exploit vector!

Post by therube » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:33 pm

I think that site was trying to ROWHAMMER me!
Every few seconds, "Transferring data from srv-2016-04-20-18.pixel.parsely.com".

Some of my SPAM killer bookmarklets are named HAMMER (others NUKER).
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Re: Computer's RAM is now an exploit vector!

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:42 pm

Memory has always been a vector, nothing new. Just because people discover novel ways to exploit it, doesn't mean it wasn't available to begin with.
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Re: Computer's RAM is now an exploit vector!

Post by Thrawn » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:55 am

JavaScript has always been a vector, nothing new. Just because people discover novel ways to exploit it, doesn't mean it wasn't available to begin with.
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Re: Computer's RAM is now an exploit vector!

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:23 am

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