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Researchers develop astonishing Web-based attack on a computer's DRAM

Jeremy Kirk | July 30, 2015
Millions of Web users could be vulnerable to an attack on their computer's DRAM via the Web, a surprising development that expands on a bug that has increasingly worried computer security experts.

Another option for users is to completely disable JavaScript using a browser extension such as NoScript. The disadvantage, though, is that many websites rely on JavaScript for certain functions and shutting it down make it more difficult to use some sites.

The paper was co-authored by Daniel Gruss and Stefan Mangard of Graz University of Technology in Austria, and Clementine Maurice of Technicolor and Eurecom in France.

 

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