News Cyberhack Hides Malicious Code in Your Graphics Card's VRAM

BogdanH

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Of course you can hide malicious code (or anything else) inside image file. But in that case, that code can't be self executable -that is, image file is only a container (carrier) . To actually execute code (inside image file), separate app (exe, bat, etc.) is needed. And that is then a matter of "don't run an app you don't know and trust" -should be written on front of every PC case.
In my opinion, in 99.9% cases, PC's get infected because users are just opening every stuff they get.
 
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Is linux and mac os safe? does this only work on windows or it affects everything that has a gpu , and what about apu s?
 

USAFRet

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Is linux and mac os safe? does this only work on windows or it affects everything that has a gpu , and what about apu s?
From the article:

"For the exploit to run, a user needs a Windows PC that supports OpenCL 2.0 or higher. It has allegedly been tested and works with Intel's UHD 620/630 integrated graphics and Radeon RX 5700 and GeForce GTX 740M and GTX 1650 graphics cards. "
 

Joseph_138

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I'm sure the people who make anti-malware are already hard at work on a solution for this. They are usually pretty fast on the uptake when new threats present themselves.
 

Todd Sauve

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They ought to be able to track down these hackers posting malicious code and tools and toss them in the clink. I have no sympathy for them when they get caught.
 
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vacavalier

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They ought to be able to track down these hackers posting malicious code and tools and toss them in the clink. I have no sympathy for them when they get caught.

Problem with hackers is, they reside on all continents and some are group-hacks sponsered by their homeland governments ; i.e Russia, China, etc. This type of code presents obvious and direct ramifications for coin-ming operations/ farms.
 

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