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The Adverse Effects Of Rowhammer On Smartphones
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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

Recently, the researchers...

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Snapchat Data Leak: Exposing User-Based Theft and Threats
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A news report has recently emerged which claims that the personal details of no less than 1.7 million Snapchat users was leaked into the so-called "dark web". It is rumoured that these actions were taken by a group of disgruntled employees who had become offended over a document which quoted CEO Evan Spiegel as claiming India to be a "poor country". Since this information first went public, ratings have taken massive hits across iOS and Android operating devices. Trending tweets including "#BoycottSnapchat" have arisen and while Snapchat has labelled the...

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