Gears & Gadgets

Bring your own Linux to Windows with new open source tool

Enlarge Microsoft After starting with Ubuntu, Microsoft has added a number of Linux distributions to its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Linux runtime environment. A Windows machine can simultaneously offer an Ubuntu, SUSE, Debian, and Kali “personality,” providing users with a choice of the different distributions’ preferences and package management. But if your distribution isn’t […]

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As predicted, more branch prediction processor attacks are discovered

Enlarge Ed Dunens Researchers from the College of William and Mary, Carnegie Mellon, the University of California Riverside, and Binghamton University have described a security attack that uses the speculative execution features of modern processors to leak sensitive information and undermine the security boundaries that operating systems and software erect to protect important data. That […]