Cutting-edge hack gives super user status by exploiting DRAM weakness

“Rowhammer” attack goes where few exploits have gone before, into silicon itself.

“The thing that is really impressive to me in what we see here is in some sense an analog- and manufacturing-related bug that is potentially exploitable in software,” David Kanter, senior editor of the Microprocessor Report, told Ars. “This is reaching down into the underlying physics of the hardware, which from my standpoint is cool to see. In essence, the exploit is jumping several layers of the stack.”

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