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New Linux VM Rowhammer attack

Catalin Cimpanu has a story in Softpedia about a new use of Rowhammer:

New FFS Rowhammer Attack Hijacks Linux VMs: Attack was successful in tests against Debian and Ubuntu

Researchers from the Vrije University in the Netherlands have revealed a new version of the infamous Rowhammer attack that is effective in compromising Linux VMs, often used for cloud hosting services. The Rowhammer attack was discovered two years ago and caused a lot of stir when researchers disclosed it because it showed how, by bombarding a row of memory cells, an attacker could reverse binary zeros into ones and vice versa. […]

http://news.softpedia.com/news/new-ffs-rowhammer-attack-targets-linux-vm-setups-507290.shtml

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