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11 old software bugs that took way too long to squash

In 2021, a vulnerability was revealed in a system that lay at the foundation of modern computing. An attacker could force the system to execute arbitrary code. Shockingly, the vulnerable code was almost 54 years old—and there was no patch available, and no expectation that one would be forthcoming. Fortunately, that’s because the system in question was Marvin Minsky’s 1967 implementation of a Universal Turing Machine, which, despite its momentous theoretical importance for the field of computer science, had never actually been built into a real-world computer. But in the decade or so after Minsky’s design, the earliest versions of Unix and DOS came into use, and their descendants are still with us today in the 21st century. Some of those systems have had bugs lurking beneath the surface for years or even decades. To read this article in full, please click here
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Collective effort needed to help children thrive following exposure to online risks

Helping children become more ‘digitally resilient’ needs to be a collective effort if they are to learn how to ‘thrive online’, according to new research. Digital resilience is the capability to learn how to recognize, manage and recover from online risks — such as bullying and inappropriate content — and has the potential to buffer how these experiences may impact young people’s wellbeing.
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Cloudflare partners with Yubico to help customers in adopting a hardware key security model

Cloudflare has announced a new offering to make physical security keys the most accessible and economical solution for customers to better secure their business and employees. Cloudflare customers will be able to purchase Yubico’s security keys, at a “good for the Internet” cost. A zero trust security model means that no one is trusted, by default, regardless if they’re inside or outside of a corporate network. As such, verification is required from everyone trying to … More → The post Cloudflare partners with Yubico to help customers in adopting a hardware key security model appeared first on Help Net Security.
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