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Valve Releases SteamVR For Linux

Friday 17th of March 2017 04:58:02 PM

Linux Kernel 4.10 Officially Released With Virtual GPU Support

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 04:58:01 PM

LinuxQuestions Users Choose Their Favorite Distro: Slackware

Saturday 11th of March 2017 09:58:02 PM

Linux Kernel 3.18 Reaches End of Life

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:58:02 PM

OPNsense 17.1 Released, Based On FreeBSD 11

Sunday 5th of March 2017 11:58:01 PM

KDE Plasma 5.9 Released

Sunday 5th of March 2017 03:58:01 AM

Wine 2.0 Released

Saturday 4th of March 2017 11:58:01 PM

Oracle Scraps Plans For Solaris 12

Friday 3rd of March 2017 05:58:01 PM

Microsoft Adds Intel's Clear Linux Open-Source OS To Azure Market

Thursday 23rd of February 2017 08:58:01 PM

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  • Dark Matter
    Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Dark Matter", which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac Computer firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware. Among others, these documents reveal the "Sonic Screwdriver" project which, as explained by the CIA, is a "mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting" allowing an attacker to boot its attack software for example from a USB stick "even when a firmware password is enabled". The CIA's "Sonic Screwdriver" infector is stored on the modified firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter.

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