Security compromise: DigiNotar Certificate Authority

Important Debian security advisory:

Several fraudulent SSL certificates have been found in the wild issued by the DigiNotar Certificate Authority, obtained through a security compromise of said company. After further updates on this incident, it has been determined that all of DigiNotar’s signing certificates can no longer be trusted.

20 Years of Linux

Linux 20 years old!

I’m a bit late on this, but something worth sharing!

Via Lxnews: The Linux kernel has recently celebrated its 20th birthday. Linus Torvalds announced the project to the world on 20:57:08 GMT on August 25, 1991:

Hello everybody out there using minix –

I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.  This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready.  I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things).

I’ve currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work. This implies that I’ll get something practical within a few months, and I’d like to know what features most people would want.  Any suggestions are welcome, but I won’t promise I’ll implement them 🙂

Linus (

PS.  Yes – it’s free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs. It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that’s all I have :-(.

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