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LarryLoeb
LarryLoeb
5/20/2018 6:45:28 PM
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Re: hardening hardware
@Michele

The problem is that the capacitance of the individual memory cells has decreased as speed and capapcity have gone up in years. That decrease makes it easier to flip a bit in a cell.

The actual bit flip seems to be unsolvable without some extra error correcting code which is not used in commodity memory, such as what is in your computer.

This specific attack over the net may be mitigated somewhat, but the root cause will remain.

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Michelle
Michelle
5/20/2018 3:17:48 PM
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Re: hardening hardware
Thanks for clearing that up. I definitely read something wrong before... 

I guess we're doing good so far. Let's hope all the security holes are closed before the vulnerability can be weaponized. Possible?

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LarryLoeb
LarryLoeb
5/19/2018 10:03:40 AM
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Re: hardening hardware
@Michelle

It's the network going into the machine that is the speed limiter, not who is sending the packets.

While it's there in theory, this particular attack doesn't seem to be weaponized yet.

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Michelle
Michelle
5/18/2018 2:02:46 PM
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hardening hardware
I see this hardware-based attack as something nation states might take advantage of in order to inflict damage on other countries. The high speed required seems like something a state-sponsored outfit would have. I guess this isn't something found in the wild just yet... 

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