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Google Finally Patches ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Vulnerability With December Android Security Update

HIGHLIGHTS Active exploits of the flaw were discovered two months back Latest security update fixes several critical vulnerabilities The patch for the flaw was earlier expected to come in November In October, Linux security researcher discovered that a nine-year old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) was witnessing active exploits in the wild. The flaw was dubbed “Dirty COW”, an acronym for ... Read More »

Microsoft Contributes Its Sonic Linux Networking Suite to Open Compute Project

Microsoft is taking a major step in the world of free, open-source software. The Windows maker has announced that it is giving away Sonic, its own designed software, to users for free. At the Open Compute Project US Summit, Microsoft announced that it is proposing to contribute Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (Sonic) to the project. The suite ... Read More »