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Security: Meltdown and Spectre

A recent critical security announcement for three bugs CVE-2017-5715 CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5754 which have been nicknamed meltdown and spectre. These were found by multiple people, including Jann Horn, who works for projects Zero at...


Security: Big News in the UK today - NHS hit with Cyber-Attack

I was watching with interest today how the media reported this story, the dramatisation of the story manifested in statements put out on national news would lead you to believe that there is some international conspiracy somehow linked to the NSA,...


Security: Dirty COW Security Hole Discovered

A fairly nasty security bug CVE-2016-5195 nicknamed Dirty COW was found by Phil Oester, a Linux Security researcher.  The flaw is relatively easy to exploit so its important to patch this on your systems ASAP, everyone running Linux will have this...

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