7 April 2010

Qubes: a Xen/Linux based, open source local virtual machine based desktop OS

Read the introduction post on Rutkowska’s blog (which you might have stumbled over before if you remember Blue Pill).

The project sounds tremendously interesting as it might end up giving anyone access to strong desktop security/sandboxing of a type already available in an “enterpricey” form in products like Citrix XenDesktop.

[via:Mikko Hypponen]

17 November 2009

ICU64, real-time view and edit of Commodore 64 memory

More, better quality videos.

[via:Waxy]

5 September 2009

Wikipedia: One instruction set computer

“A One Instruction Set Computer (OISC) is a Turing-complete abstract machine that uses only one instruction (obviating the need for a machine language opcode).”

Wait… what?

[via:Security Now]

1 September 2009

Activists demand posthumous UK government apology to WWII code breaker, computer inventor Alan Turing

Turing was prosecuted for gross indecency in 1952 after admitting a sexual relationship with a man and was forced to choose between a prison sentence and hormone therapy. After choosing the latter and getting his career destroyed, Turing killed himself two years later.

Related: If the logic of sodomy laws is applied, this blog is powered by a Homo’s Devil Machine.

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[via:Charris]

19 July 2009

Interview with Blue Pill creator: Security Threats 3 Levels Beyond Kernel Rootkits

Rutkowska is known for writing Blue Pill to demonstrate how…

“…hardware virtualization technology can be abused by malware to create a stealthy hypervisor and move, on the fly, the running OS into a virtual machine, controlled by this stealthy hypervisor.”

[via:Slashdot]

26 July 2008

Randy Pausch, professor behind the “Last Lecture” passes away

Dr. Pausch held his “Last Lecture” on how to live life last September knowing he had little time left. Watching the freely available video recording of his speech is time well spent for anyone planning to treat people, including him or herself in a proper, non-asshat fashion.

Pausch’s memoirs have been released in book form under the title “The Last Lecture” (review).

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