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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1299 Google waves goodbye to Linux for new IoT OS Fuchsia - coming soon to Raspberry Pi
Google has started building a new open-source operating system that doesn't rely on the Linux kernel.

While Android and Chrome OS have Linux at their heart, Google's new OS, dubbed Fuchsia, opts for a different kernel to create a lightweight but capable OS, suitable for running all Internet of Things devices, from embedded systems to higher-powered phones and PCs.

Instead of the Linux kernel, Google's new OS uses Magenta, which itself is based on LittleKernel, a rival to commercial OSes for embedded systems such as FreeRTOS and ThreadX.

According to Android Police, Magenta can target smartphones and PCs thanks to user-mode support and a capability-based security model not unlike Android 6.0's permissions framework.
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#1309 Researchers find serious flaws in iMessage encryption
#1308 Cloud hacking trick allows undetectable changes to VM memory
#1307 One in five vehicle vulnerabilities are ‘Hair on Fire’ critical
#1306 New attacks can monitor keystrokes, steal sensitive data from Android phones
#1305 Disable WPAD now or have your accounts and private data compromised
#1304 LinkedIn suffers huge bot attack that steals members’ personal data
#1303 DDoSCoin: New crypto-currency rewards users for participating in DDoS attacks
#1302 EU struggles to determine growing cost of cyberattacks
#1301 Visa alert and update on the Oracle breach
#1300 Why moving piece by piece to the cloud will see businesses succeed more
#1299 Google waves goodbye to Linux for new IoT OS Fuchsia - coming soon to Raspberry Pi
#1298 Linux bug leaves 1.4 billion Android users vulnerable to hijacking attacks
#1297 Shark: New Ransomware-as-a-Service threat takes bite of proceeds
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