Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1621 Using Rowhammer bitflips to root Android phones is now a thing
Researchers have devised an attack that gains unfettered "root" access to a large number of Android phones, exploiting a relatively new type of bug that allows adversaries to manipulate data stored in memory chips.

The breakthrough has the potential to make millions of Android phones vulnerable, at least until a security fix is available, to a new form of attack that seizes control of core parts of the operating system and neuters key security defenses. Equally important, it demonstrates that the new class of exploit, dubbed Rowhammer, can have malicious and far-reaching effects on a much wider number of devices than was previously known, including those running ARM chips.
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#1629 HackerOne CEO: Every computer system is subject to vulnerabilities
#1628 Mozilla turning TLS 1.3 on by default with Firefox 52
#1627 Serious dirty COW Linux vulnerability under attack
#1626 Adding a phone number to your Google account can make it LESS secure.
#1625 Mirai-Fueled IoT botnet behind DDoS attacks on DNS providers
#1624 Cisco develops system to automatically cut-off pirate video streams
#1623 Russians seek answers to central Moscow GPS anomaly
#1622 Hacked cameras, DVRs powered today’s massive internet outage
#1621 Using Rowhammer bitflips to root Android phones is now a thing
#1620 Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks
#1619 Dyn DDoS part 2: The hackers strike back
#1618 Dyn, a managed DNS service, hit with attack, popular sites see performance issues
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