#17 Donny Nadolny on Rowhammer.js

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Back on the 4th floor this time!

Important: please arrive before 7pm, which is when the front door locks! If you arrive after 7pm, use the keypad beside the outside door and buzz 8882 to be let in.


Donny will be presenting Rowhammer.js: A Remote Software-Induced Fault Attack in JavaScript (http://arxiv.org/pdf/1507.06955.pdf) by Daniel Gruss, Clémentine Maurice, and Stefan Mangard.


This paper introduces Rowhammer.js, a piece of JavaScript which could be used by an attacker to gain full access to the machine running it. The rowhammer technique can be used to break out of the JVM, the .NET CLR, docker containers - almost any kind of VM you can imagine.

We'll discuss what rowhammer is, why it works, and how it can be exploited in various environments.

Paper Link: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1507.06955.pdf

Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. There will be food and refreshments provided by Shopify.


Donny Nadolny is a Scala developer at PagerDuty, working on continually improving the reliability of their distributed systems.