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Archive for June, 2012

The Evolution of NetBSD

In 1969, the Defense Department started the ARPAnet. That same year, a Bell Labs hacker invented Unix. The ARPAnet evolved into the Internet, and one of the descendents of Unix is NetBSD. Ken Thompson had been working on a time-sharing system for Bell Labs when the project was cancelled. Meanwhile, Dennis Ritchie had invented a new programming language […]

June 23, 2012 • Tags: , , • Posted in: History • 1 Comment

Intel vulnerability could hit FreeBSD x64 systems

A recently discovered vulnerability that affects 64-bit FreeBSD systems running on Intel hardware could lead to exploitation of higher privileges by users that already have local system access.  Intel adamantly claims that the vulnerability is a result of software implementation issues, rather than their processors. The FreeBSD security advisory regarding this matter states the following […]

June 15, 2012 • Tags: , , , • Posted in: Security • No Comments