Android vulnerability can compromise your phone, manufacturers partly to blame.

Security company Zimperium discovered a serious issue that compromised Android’s security. The vulnerability was disclosed at the Blackhat conference in early August. This exploit has been called ‘Stagefright’. In short, an attacker sends you a video either through a website or MMS, and can compromise your phone. The vulnerability was found in the ‘libStageFright’ library,Continue reading Android vulnerability can compromise your phone, manufacturers partly to blame.

WikiMedia files suit against the NSA and the US Department of Justice over upstream mass surveillance.

The WikiMedia Foundation, also known from Wikipedia, have formed a coalition with eight other organizations to sue the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice for the mass upstream surveillance programs. This coalition is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union. A full complaint can be found here. “We’re filing suit today on behalfContinue reading WikiMedia files suit against the NSA and the US Department of Justice over upstream mass surveillance.

Linux 101 #1: The history of Linux

History of Linux In 1991, a Finnish student called Linus Torvalds started a project that would later be known as ‘The Linux kernel’. This Unix-based kernel is found in all distributions of Linux, whether it is Redhat, Fedora, CentOs, Ubuntu, … When Linus started his project, he initially thought of it becoming something ‘not serious’Continue reading Linux 101 #1: The history of Linux