Thursday, July 30


Daily News Stuff 30 July 2020

Marchingup And Downagain Edition

Tech News

  • The Boothole bootloader vulnerability allows the Grub bootloader to execute arbitrary code.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Since that is the entire purpose of a bootloader, in most cases this means absolutely nothing.  But if you are running UEFI Secure Boot, this pokes a hole in it.

    On the third hand, you need to have root privileges to install this.

  • Real Capitalism 2.0 has never been tried.

    What a depressingly stupid article.  Socialists: Identifying real problems and making them worse since 1867.

  • You wouldn't download a Mac.  (GitHub)

    I mean, you can if you want.  The whole thing is only 239MB and it runs on pretty much anything.  Well, not itself, but apart from that.

  • Big Navi is big.  (WCCFTech)

    Leaks suggest 128 CUs - 8192 shaders - running at over 2GHz, more than twice as fast as anything AMD has produced to date, even ignoring the architectural improvements from Vega to Navi.

    As for when and how much, the leaks say HPC systems with 8 of the new cards will be available next March.  No prices and no details of consumer GPUs.

  • It's just a flesh wound.  (ZDNet)

    Arm fired the CEO of their Chinese joint venture over conflicts of interest - specifically that he was running his own competing investment fund.

    The CEO came up with a novel defense: He simply says he hasn't been fired.

Music Video of the Day

It fits perfectly with Ano Natsu de Matteru but the official video is not too shabby either.

Disclaimer: It's a bold strategy, let's see how that oh he's dead.

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1 Billions of devices are vulnerable! After someone has already broken into them!


Posted by: J Greely at Friday, July 31 2020 01:43 AM (ZlYZd)

2 Oh, this is priceless: RedHat patched the "Boothole" vulnerability and bricked customer machines.


Posted by: J Greely at Saturday, August 01 2020 02:46 AM (ZlYZd)


Posted by: normal at Saturday, August 01 2020 06:12 AM (obo9H)

4 How could anyone have predicted that screwing around with `bootloader security` (as mandated by Microsoft, oddly enough) would somehow cause problems?

Posted by: normal at Saturday, August 01 2020 06:14 AM (obo9H)

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