News of Day: The Rowhammer and this week is Patch Tuesday.
Some RAM has a bit-flipping problem in certain situations which can cause an escalation of privilege, so if the hacker is on the computer, they can get admin or root access.
We need to realize that today’s researchers develop exploits that then criminals use to attack our computers, and then the script kiddies use to attack the people who don’t know how to use computers.
So we have to develop a new method of thinking – security must be built into our processes and methods. Compliance means security first. Otherwise we will get blindsided by the newest researcher attacks.
Remember our systems were not built for security first, the internet was not built with security in mind. So we will have many other attacks and eploits to keep in mind.
This is why you need a security department, somebody who is thinking about the security angle all the time.