A Remote Hack Hijacks Android Phones via Electric Leaks in Their Memory

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Andy Greenberg — WIRED

Hackers have found a way to hack into Android phones over the internet. This new technique is known as “Rowhammer.” Essentially, hackers are able to influence the electrical system in the phone’s memory chip and create corrupt data, allowing them to access the phone over the internet. Researchers at the VUSex research group in Amsterdam discovered a particular “Rowhammer” attack called “GLitch.” With this, hackers are able to access an Android phone by a simple visit to a website created by the hackers to run malicious code on the phones data system. This is the first “remote, smartphone-targeted implementation of the Rowhammer attack.”

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Natan Hekmatjah

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