Rowhammer is a hacking procedure that manipulates the user information in electronic devices. It was first realized by researchers four years ago when they began ascertaining the working mechanism of this harmful software. It alters the security system in the computer by influencing the electric charge in the storage system to steal and corrupt the information stored in the device. Efforts to fix this issue, however, bear no fruits since the exploitation happens on the hardware of the device and not the software.
The Working Mechanism of the Rowhammer
Solutions to the Rowhammer Attacks
After a series of experiments, researchers identified a method of using visuals on the processing unit which can easily be regulated to prevent the hackers from interfering with the data. Researchers have proven that the remote works only if the hackers have installations of the malicious applications on the user’s smartphone.