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Linux files integration in File Explorer coming to Windows 10

Linux files integration has appeared in a Windows 10 Insider build into the built-in File Explorer. Previously they revealed plans to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10. A new Linux icon will be available in the left-hand navigation pane in File Explorer, providing access to the root file system for any distros that are installed in Windows 10. The icon that will...

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Linux USB driver security issue

USB drivers included in the Linux kernel are rife with security flaws that in some cases can be exploited to run untrusted code and take over users’ computers. The vast majority of these vulnerabilities came to light on Monday, when Google security expert Andrey Konovalov informed the Linux community of 14 vulnerabilities he found in the Linux kernel USB subsystem. “All of them can...

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Linux kernel security needs an overhaul

The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were “unsafe at any speed” back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose. No longer the niche concern of years past, Linux...

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Critical Linux kernel bugs discovered

Security researchers have uncovered “critical” security flaws in a version of the Linux kernel used by a large number of popular distributions. The three bugs, which allow unauthorized access to kernel memory, exist in all versions of the Linux kernel up to 2.6.24.1, including Ubuntu, Red Hat, and others. The three bugs allow unauthorized users to read or write to kernel memory locations or...