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Microsoft Research Podcast

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131 Episodes • Released Weekly

131 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from

Microsoft Research Podcast

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131 Episodes • Released Weekly

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An ongoing series of conversations bringing you right up to the cutting edge of Microsoft Research.

Latest Episode

8 Jul 2020 • 38 mins

119 - Defending DRAM for data safety and security in the cloud

Dynamic random-access memory – or DRAM – is the most popular form of volatile computer memory in the world but it’s particularly susceptible to Rowhammer, an adversarial attack that can cause data loss and security exploits in everything from smart phones to the cloud. Today, Dr. Stefan Saroiu, a Senior Principal Researcher in MSR’s Mobility and Networking group, explains why DRAM remains vulnerable to Rowhammer attacks today, even after several years of mitigation efforts, and then tells us how a new approach involving bespoke extensibility mechanisms for DRAM might finally hammer Rowhammer in the fight to keep data safe and secure.