HookSafe Protects Kernel from Rootkits

Nov 13, 2009

A research group in the computer sciences faculty at North Carolina State University has written a prototype to prevent rootkits from manipulating kernel object hooks to do their damage.

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OpenSUSE 11.2 Arrives

Nov 12, 2009

The openSUSE project took an exceptionally long time to get its current version 11.2 to market. It's been almost a year since openSUSE 11.1.

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Update: Security Hole in Kernel Allows Privilege Extensions

Nov 04, 2009

A null-pointer dereference in the Linux kernel allows local users to assume root privileges. Brad Spengler, who claims first discovery, announced that he will present a corresponding exploit during the course of the day.

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Kernel News

Nov 01, 2009

 

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Linux-Kongress 2009 Tuning Gathering

Oct 30, 2009

The Linux-Kongress is traditionally where kernel developers exchange honors and advice about new features and enhancements. This year a number of speakers presented performance improvement data and discussed what aspects of Linux can be drawn out even more.

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Linus Torvalds: Windows 7 Rocks!

Oct 26, 2009

While Microsoft was assembling a promotional booth to celebrate their Windows 7 launch directly opposite the Japan Linux Symposium in Tokyo, Microsoft's biggest competitor couldn't resist spontaneously recognizing the textbook exercise in irony.

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NVIDIA Suspends Chipset Development

Oct 12, 2009

NVIDIA is temporarily suspending its chipset and CPU business until it settles matters with rival Intel. Its GeForce 9400M and ION brands will not be effected.

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Nvidia Presents First OpenCL Driver for Linux

Oct 05, 2009

Nvidia has announced its first OpenCL-capable driver. Not only that: Linux users will get it at the same time as the Windows package, which complies with OpenCL's platform-independent concept.

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