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Fallout from upcoming Let’s Encrypt certificate changes

As described in this Let’s Encrypt blog entry, certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt will soon be signed solely by that organization’s own root certificate, which is accepted by all modern browsers. There is one little catch, though: versions of Android prior to 7.1.1 (released in late...

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[$] Atomic kmaps become local

The kmap() interface in the kernel is a bit of a strange beast. It only exists to overcome the virtual addressing limitations of 32-bit CPUs, but it affects code across the kernel and has side effects on 64-bit machines as well. A recent discus… Continue...

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Dell enables Linux hardware privacy controls>

Dell is adding code into Linux to support its hardware privacy controls. Although this isn’t the first time privacy has been built into a Linux-powered laptop, it is still noteworthy that one of the world’s largest PC vendors now thinks Linux is so imp… Continue...

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Debian: DSA-4784-1: wordpress security update>

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in WordPress, a web blogging tool. They allowed remote attackers to run insecure deserialization, embed spam, perform various Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) or Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks, escalate priv… Continue Reading — Debian: DSA-4784-1: wordpress security update>

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