Run Linux and you'll never get a Screen Of Death -- only a kernel panic.
9 posts • joined 6 Jan 2018
BadAlloc: Microsoft looked at memory allocation code in tons of devices and found this one common security flaw
Most COBOL programmers fail to use the "ON SIZE ERROR" phrase that traps arithmetic overflow.
So most COBOL programs are vulnerable to arithmetic overflow,.
Enter all "9"s in all amounts in forms of many banking apps, and you get some weird results rather than an "arithmetic overlow - please retry" error.
I beg to disagree
I've used Windows 10 on my two computers (desktop and laptop) since Windows 10 was released and didn't have any problems. Running version 1809 right now by the way.
Reading aloud a PDF document on Windows 10 is very easy : just open it with Edge, right-click, then select "Read Aloud". This works surprisingly well for me (in French).
Re: Which Intel CPU's
Not quite. I've researched all back issues of The Register and came up with this :
"Deep inside Intel's new ARM killer: Silvermont"
"the new Atom microarchitecture has changed from the in-order execution used in the Bonnell/Saltwell core to an out-of-order execution (OoO), as is used in its more powerful siblings, Core and Xeon, and in most modern microprocessors."
MINIX anyone ?
The flaw lies arguably in the OS design rather than in the Intel hardware.
A modern Operating System should use a microkernel architecture and have different address spaces for the kernel and the userland processes.
Windows NT, Linux, Android do not use the hardware in a secure fashion, and this is the root cause of the problem. Arguably.