NetBSD further improved (K)ASLR. Google actively involved in the development of Swift. BIOS will leave us very soon. These are topics of the past week.
NetBSD improves KASLR
NetBSD has recently implemented ASLR (a defense against memory address abuse) into its test kernel. Clever heads met again and improved the defense significantly. Thanks to that NetBSD gained the same position as OpenBSD, between systems from which a poor penguin could learn a lot – at least in terms of security. More information
Google is getting involved in the Swift
Did you attract by programming language Swift? Perhaps this is the future way. In addition to Apple, Google has also engaged extensively in its development. The last week Google included the first pull request to add support for the Fuchsia operating system with the Zircon core. In the future, this system should replace, for example, Linux-based Android in mobile devices. More information
Bye, bye, BIOS
Can you imagine the world without BIOS? It’s huge, huh? Intel plans to shut down the legacy BIOS until 2020. The key advantage of this solution will be significantly reduction of the size of the code stored on the board and easier control. We will see how the motherboards producers will deal with it in the end. More information
Important security vulnerabilities
Leaky MS Office
Let´s go out from the world of Unix and the servers, but it deserves an attention. MS Office has had a serious security vulnerability for 17 years. More information
Logs against PowerShell
In the past week, an interesting study has occured. It advised how to use logos to monitor PowerShell attacks. More information
News from Coolhousing
Real Redundant Connectivity
Last week, we informed you about the perfectly managed maintenance by Core-Backbone. The event was announced in advance, however this situation had happened again, however this time without any warning and by Dial Telecom week later. And the result? See the charts below. As you can see, again, Coolhousing Data Center redundant connetivity is not only promise or monkey business, now even without warning!
Author: Jirka Dvořák