Cloud hacking trick allows undetectable changes to VM memory

Hacking researchers have uncovered a new attack technique which can alter the memory of virtual machines in the cloud.

The team, based at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, introduced the attack, dubbed Flip Feng Shui (FFS) in a paper titled Flip Feng Shui: Hammering a Needle in the Software Stack. They explained hackers could use the technique to crack the keys of secured VMs or install malicious code without it being noticed.

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