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The 'Rowhammer' bug is in almost every Intel computer chip

The 'Rowhammer' bug is in almost every Intel computer chip
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Researchers have discovered a new security flaw they're calling "Rowhammer." This is terrifying because it's not a software bug, it's a hardware bug and it could be in any computer with an Intel processor built since 2009.

Not only that, but hackers can get at it through almost any webpage.

The problem lies within the hardware of your computer. A design defect in the dynamic random-access memory, or DRAM, chips for Intel gives total access to malicious hackers waiting patiently to steal your personal information.

The sophisticated hackers use the JavaScript code on websites to access the flaw in the DRAM chips in Intel computer chips. The hackers lace animations or images with the malware and wait for someone to click on the file.

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