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Chips & Salsa Episode 32 - HammerScope

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Hello again,


In this episode of Chips & Salsa, CRob and I talk to Yaakov Cohen, Arie Haenel, and Yossi Oren about "HammerScope", a new research paper that was presented today at the 29th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2022. 

HammerScope is a joint Intel and academic research project demonstrating a method of observing DRAM power consumption using Rowhammer. 

About our guests

Yaakov Cohen is an Offensive Security Researcher in ASSERT team, IPAS. His areas of expertise include static and dynamic security analysis of a wide range of technologies. In his current role, Yaakov focuses on security aspects of Intel client products and AI accelerators, from High level Software to Core u-Code and u-Architecture.

Yossi Oren is an Assistant Professor in Ben Gurion University, and is currently a Researcher in Residence at Intel’s iSTARE lab, the Lab Where Intel Tries to Hack Its Own Chips.

Arie Haenel is a Principal Engineer in Intel Product Assurance and Security group (IPAS), where he leads ASSERT, an Offensive Security Research team. He has 25 years of professional experience, in security research and security product development on a vast number of embedded platforms, at Intel, Cisco and NDS. In his spare time, Arie teaches security engineering as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Jerusalem College of Technology.

Additional contributors

Kevin Sam Tharayil, Georgia Institute of Technology

Daniel Genkin, Georgia Institute of Technology

Angelos D. Keromytis, Georgia Institute of Technology

Yubal Yarom, University of Adelaide


About the Chips & Salsa video series:

Chips and Salsa is a regular video series with hosts Jerry Bryant and Christopher “CRob” Robinson.  The videos cover such topics as vulnerability disclosures, security incident response, security assurance practices, security technologies with thought-provoking interviews with subject matter experts from Intel and across the security technology spectrum.



Jerry Bryant
Sr. Director of Security Communications and Incident Response
Intel Product Assurance and Security

About the Author
Intel Product Assurance and Security (IPAS) is designed to serve as a security center of excellence – a sort of mission control – that looks across all of Intel. Beyond addressing the security issues of today, we are looking longer-term at the evolving threat landscape and continuously improving product security in the years ahead.