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NASA prepares for serious sysadmin work - reimaging Opportunity Rover out on MARS!

Sep 3, 2014 4:59:58 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in hackers, information security, IT security, JPL, MARS rover, security threat, Blog, cyber attack, cyber security, NASA, opportunity rover, reimaging

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Admit it: whenever you apply a patch that requires a restart, you suck in a great big breath just before you hit the [Reboot] button.

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20-YEAR OLD VULNERABILITY PATCHED IN LZO COMPRESSION ALGORITHM

Jul 7, 2014 5:57:19 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in LZO COMPRESSION ALGORITHM, MARS rover, 20-YEAR OLD VULNERABILITY, Android, Blog

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A 20-year old vulnerability in the Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZO) compression algorithm – used in some Android phones, the Linux kernel, and even Mars Rovers – was finally patched this week.

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