Monthly Archives: November 2014

On BashLite and Shellshock

A number of people have been in touch with me about the fact that our Linux courses use an embedded target system that deploys BusyBox as standard and that there’s a “known exploit” doing the rounds called BashLite.SMB – this is obviously a cause for alarm!… Right?

WRONG!! Never one to shy away from defending my beloved Linux I wanted to make a quick public service announcement to say that this appears to be a fairly run-of-the-mill piece of malware riding […]

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Acorn Goes to Market with RISC Microprocessor

No I’ve not lost the plot, this was actually the headline from Electronics back in August 1985!

Recently my father was clearing out his loft at home and came across a couple of bagfuls of “rubbish” (garbage) which was full of various memorabilia from my degree days.¬† Among the various artefacts, to my great surprise, I came across a photocopy¬† of this article.

For those of you, like me, who were involved in electronics at that time, it’s a real trip down […]

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