Archive for October 2016

Blame the Internet of Things for Destroying the Internet Today | Motherboard A massive botnet of hacked Internet of Things devices has been implicated in the cyberattack that caused a significant internet outage on Friday. The botnet, which is powered by the malware known as Mirai, is in part responsible for the attack that intermittently knocked some popular websites offline, according to Level 3 Communications, one

Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) The vulnerability, a variety known as a race condition, was found in the way Linux memory handles a duplication technique called copy on write. Untrusted users can exploit it to gain highly privileged write-access rights to memory mappings that would normally be read-only.  

Linux Foundation on JavaScript

The Linux Foundation Unites JavaScript Community for Open Web Development tells that The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, has announced that JS Foundation is now a Linux Foundation Project. JS Foundation is designed to help JavaScript application and server-side projects. Initial projects being welcomed into the mentorship program