October 25, 2016

"Researchers have discovered a method to use the Rowhammer RAM attack for rooting Android devices, and can even be combined with existing Android vulnerabilities such as Bandroid and Stagefright."

softpedia: For the past two years, since researchers discovered the attack, the term Rowhammer has been used to describe a procedure through which attackers launch read and write operations at a row of memory bits inside a RAM memory card. By Catalin Cimpanu

'The repeated read and write operations cause an electromagnetic field to appear, which changes local memory bits from 0 to 1 and vice versa, in a process called bit flipping.

'Google has notified Android OEMs of Drammer in October and prepared a patch to prevent attacks, which it will release in Android's November Security Bulletin.'

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