Following a botched fix by Qualcomm which caused a new kernel privilege escalation bug, Google Project Zero has publicly disclosed details of a high severity security flaw in the Adreno GPU driver.
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Greg Kroah-Hartman, a leading Linux kernel maintainer, has announced that Linux 5.10 will be the next Long-Term Support release. Due in December, it should get updates until December 2026.
Canonical has announced Anbox Cloud, a new solution for enterprises that want to run Android apps from the cloud allowing easy, secure, and containerised access for its intended user base.
Google's Project Zero has exposed a "high severity" flaw in macOS' kernel XNU - which apparently has issues in its implementation of copy-on-write behavior - after Apple failed to fix it in 90 days.
The Linux Mint project has pushed the betas for the upcoming Linux Mint 19.1 release. There are still bugs lingering so if you run into any, be sure to report them so they can be fixed.
Several patches have been submitted to the Linux kernel which drop the F-word in favour of 'hug'. The change was made to make the project more inclusive in line with the Code of Conduct.
Greg Kroah-Hartman, the temporary head of the Linux project, has released version 4.19 of the Linux kernel. While the cycle hasn't seen the most commits ever, it did introduce the new code of conduct.
The Linux kernel, which is currently 20.3 million lines of code long, looks set to go on a bit of a diet by version 4.17. 500,000 lines of code will be shed thanks to architecture deprecation.
Microsoft has released an emergency Windows update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems to fix a serious memory bug that was introduced after a bungled Meltdown patch in January.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 will be an octa-core chip in two+six configuration, with a 600 series GPU, according to a report. More details about the SoC may be announced at MWC in February.
The Linux distribution, Tails, which focuses on privacy, has been bumped to version 3.5. The update brings Tor Browser 7.5 and a new Linux kernel which mitigates more fully against Spectre.
Several versions of the Linux kernel have been patched with Retpoline which was made by a Google employee to mitigate against Spectre while keeping performance levels the same as they were before.
Canonical has disabled the SPI driver in the latest version of Ubuntu in order to stop BIOSes on computers being corrupted. The new update is classified as Ubuntu 17.10.1 and is supported until July.
Neverware has updated CloudReady to version 61.3. The Chromium OS-based distribution now comes with an updated kernel to protect against Meltdown as well as the new app launcher seen in Chrome OS 61.
Ubuntu 17.04 will reach end of life on Saturday following nine months of updates. Users of the release should be looking to move to Ubuntu 17.10 or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS before updates stop.
The team behind Linux Mint has put out a new blog post informing users how they can patch their software in order to fend off any attacks which utilise Spectre or Meltdown. A kernel patch is coming.
The popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu, will receive patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities by Janurary 9th. Canonical has been hard at work over the holidays crafting a patch.
Google has been working on their mysterious operating system called Fuchsia for quite some time now. The OS is now able to be installed on Pixelbook laptops and other selected devices.
With the release of academic papers and a statement by Google, we now have more details about the nature of the exploits plaguing processors from AMD, ARM, and Intel, named Meltdown and Spectre.
A flaw in the way Intel processors handle protected kernel memory is receiving an emergency patch from Microsoft later today. Users in the Windows 10 Fast ring already received the fix earlier.
Canonical and Microsoft have come together to build an Azure-tailored Linux kernel which provides several benefits over the standard kernel including an 18% reduction in the size of the software.
The Linux Kernel was bumped to version 4.12 the other day; what's striking about this release is how big it is. 795 lines of code were being added to the release every single hour during development.
Google has revealed yet another vulnerability in Windows - because Microsoft failed to fix it correctly - that can reportedly allow locally authenticated attackers to access kernel memory space.
With Linux Kernel 4.8 hot out of the oven this week, Microsoft's Surface 3 could become an attractive, low price option for Linux fans given the inclusion of new touchscreen drivers.
After a four-month effort by the Linux team, the latest kernel has finally been released after seven Release Candidate versions. One of the more noticeable updates includes support for the AMD RX480.
A security researcher has found an exploit-chain that can be used on Android devices with Qualcomm chips to break into the device's disk encryption. This exposes all of the user's data.
Apple recently released a preview of iOS 10, in which the company left the OS kernel unencrypted, a move that could aid security researchers to find and report critical security vulnerabilities.
Microsoft has taken perhaps the ultimate step in showing its love for open software, as the company has published its own image of FreeBSD. However, the image is designed for Azure cloud VMs.
While work is well and truly underway to help Linux overcome the 'Year 2038 problem', Torvalds has shot down a slew of patches targeting its virtual filesystem switch kernel interface.
A severe vulnerability was recently discovered that affected Apple's OS X and iOS operating systems. It could allow for an attacker to execute arbitrary binaries and even load unsigned kernel code.
Thanks to a posting on MSDN, Microsoft has confirmed that the kernel will jump from 6.4 to 10 which is a large jump and could impact some software once the change is rolled out.
According to the latest bits of information about newer builds of Windows 10, the kernel version is showing up as 10.0 which is a huge jump from 6.4 in the previous builds
Microsoft has disclosed that some Windows systems have been attacked via a critical flaw in the OS's code. The vulnerability was made public back in May by a Google engineer.
Samsung has just released its Galaxy Note II kernel for developers to work on custom ROMs for the device. This opens up new possibilities for users wanting a better Galaxy Note II experience.
Samsung and HTC has officially released the Android 4.0 kernels for the Galaxy S II and various other HTC devices. This will result in better development from within the Android community.
The newest Linux release happily marries with the Android code developed by Google and the mobile OS community. Disagreement of the past shall not obfuscate the common future of the two projects.
Microsoft builds upon the memory savings offered by Windows 7 with further penny-pitching techniques in Windows 8, as today's "Building Windows 8" blog post explains.
The site hosting the Linux kernel was reportedly hacked last week, though admins have reassured users the kernel itself remains absolutely safe.
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