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World Emoji Day

For World Emoji Day, the Unicode Consortium redesigns its site to be more user-friendly | TechCrunch The World Emoji Day is on Wednesday, July 17. For it Apple and Google had announced plans to bring an expanded set of emoji to their respective platforms. The Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit organization responsible for determining which

RAMBleed vulnerability

A team of researchers representing several universities has disclosed the details a new type of side-channel attack: Researchers show with RAMBleed that it’s possible to use Rowhammer-style side-channel attacks to read protected memory. RAMBleed takes Rowhammer in a new direction. Rather than using bit flips to alter sensitive data, the new technique exploits the hardware

Deep Dive: Intel Analysis of Microarchitectural Data Sampling This technical deep dive expands on the information in the Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) guidance. Be sure to review the disclosure overview for software developers first and apply any microcode updates from your OS vendor. Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla release patches for ZombieLoad chip flaws Intel MDS Vulnerabilities: What You Need

With USB 4, Thunderbolt and USB will converge | TechCrunch The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has unveiled the specifications of USB 4.0, as Engadget reports. And USB 4.0 looks a lot like Thunderbolt 3. Specifications won’t be finalized until later this year, but it seems that one port and one cable type to rule them all. With Thunderbolt 3, Intel added USB 3.1 Gen

Circular buffer for embedded systems – Overlay Technology The circular buffer behaviour is ideal for implementing any data structure that is statically allocated and behaves like FIFO. As an example, mailboxes and queues can be implemented using the circular buffer as a kernel. This post is part of the Memory Control Structures series. Also, read the other posts in the series…

Linux 4.18 Continues Prepping For The Year 2038 The Linux kernel has already been prepping for years for Year 2038 and that work is still ongoing with the in-development Linux 4.18 kernel. The Year 2038 problem is when systems using a signed 32-bit integer for storing the time since 1 January 1970 (standard for the Unix time-stamp) will wrap around. Solving the