Our phones store everything from our address books to banking information!  It’s no wonder criminals are targeting them more and more!

The latest attack, GLitch, is a ‘row hammering’ attack.

What is ‘row hammering’?
Row hammering is an attack on the memory, or RAM.  With the size of memory getting smaller, the physical rows are closer than ever, making it easier for this technique to work.

A hacker targets one memory cell repeatedly, attempting to change the value of the ones beside it in the row.

What makes GLitch so different?
You don’t have to download anything for this to happen to you!  All you have to do is be on a bad website with a malicious JavaScript code.

What can you do?
Currently there aren’t any fixes available, but there are some in progress.

The best thing you can do is to be aware of the websites you’re on and keep your phone up-to-date!

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