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Linux TCP bug lets attackers remotely hijack web traffic

Researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have identified the vulnerability as CVE-2016-5696. It is considered as a “subtle flaw” available in the form of ‘side channels’ in Linux operating system since late 2012. The flaw can enable attackers to infer the TCP sequence numbers associated with a particular connection to track users’ online activity as well as terminate existing connections and even inject false material during a communication. * Read the full article here

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Linux kernel 4.8 to natively support Microsoft Surface 3

While Linus Torvalds is busy in developing Linux kernel 4.8, it has now found that the next version of the open-source operating system will natively support Microsoft’s Surface 3. The new support emerges from a touchscreen controller driver that will enable the last year’s Surface tablet to run Linux flawlessly. * Read the full article here

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