Malware: SharkBot and Rowhammer, articles linked

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  1. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Cybersecurity researchers on Monday took the wraps off a new Android trojan that takes advantage of accessibility features on the devices to siphon credentials from banking and cryptocurrency services in Italy, the U.K., and the U.S.

    Dubbed "SharkBot" by Cleafy, the malware is designed to strike a total of 27 targets — counting 22 unnamed international banks in Italy and the U.K. as well as five cryptocurrency apps in the U.S. — at least since late October 2021 and is believed to be in its early stages of development, with no overlaps found to that of any known families.

    https://thehackernews.com/2021/11/sharkbot-new-android-trojan-stealing.html
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    DDR4 memory protections are broken wide open by new Rowhammer technique
    Rowhammer exploits that allow unprivileged attackers to change or corrupt data stored in vulnerable memory chips are now possible on virtually all DDR4 modules due to a new approach that neuters defenses chip manufacturers added to make their wares more resistant to such attacks.

    Rowhammer attacks work by accessing—or hammering—physical rows inside vulnerable chips millions of times per second in ways that cause bits in neighboring rows to flip, meaning 1s turn to 0s and vice versa. Researchers have shown the attacks can be used to give untrusted applications nearly unfettered system privileges, bypass security sandboxes designed to keep malicious code from accessing sensitive operating system resources, and root or infect Android devices, among other things.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/202...ble-to-rowhammer-attacks-than-anyone-thought/
     
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    Hook Have keyboard, will travel

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    Sounds like a pair of WWF wrestlers :vbwink:
     
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    Or entries in those Killer Robot competitions. :vbgrin: TBBT
     
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