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This time it's a 'Huge Dirty COW' and Linus Torvalds has cleaned up after it Linus Torvalds last week rushed a patch into the Linux kernel, after researchers discovered the patch for 2016's Dirty COW bug had a bug of its own.…
The prominent Linux engineer has suggested models used to approach kernel security are entirely wrong.
Linux Lord fires up over proposal to secure Linux by shutting down wonky processes Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has offered some very choice words about different approaches security, during a discussion about whitelisting features proposed for versio...
Microsoft Windows 8 introduced a change in how system-wide mandatory ASLR is implemented.

This change requires system-wide bottom-up ASLR to be enabled for mandatory ASLR to receive entropy.

Tools that enable system-wide ASLR without also setting bottom-up ASLR will fail to properly randomize executables that do not opt in to ASLR.
A Google-developed kernel fuzzer has helped locate dozens of Linux security flaws.
Move along. Nothing to see here.

By the way, try this flash drive in your laptop, ta The Linux kernel USB subsystem has more holes than a donut shop. On Monday, Google security researcher Andrey Konovalov disclosed 14 Linux USB flaws found using syzkal...
Q: 'Where in memory did you put that kernel?' A: 'Sorry, I have no idea' The folks at NetBSD have released their first cut of code to implement kernel ASLR – Address Space Layout Randomisation – for 64-bit AMD processors.…
Linux server administrators will want to patch their systems as soon as possible.
Linux kernel lifecycle tripled to match the realities of hardware development.
Urgent security triage needed A flaw has been found in the way the Linux kernel loads ELF files.…
The critical Linux vulnerability is exploited on Android 1 year after coming to light.
In the field of information security, sandboxes are used to isolate an insecure external environment from a secure internal environment (or vice versa), to protect against the exploitation of vulnerabilities, and to analyze malicious code.

At Kaspersky Lab, we have several sandboxes, we will look at just one of them that was customized to serve the needs of a specific product and became the basis of Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform.