ISC milestone achieved - Mac port unlocked!

Now I can come up for air for a couple of days...

As mentioned over at the Project Byzantium blog, we released v0.3.2a of Byzantium Linux last night. This release is noteworthy because we figured out how to successfully port it to the Mac, which involved a certain amount of kernel hackery.

We also released two .iso images, one a regular .iso image that you can burn to disk and boot from, and another that you can write to a flash drive and boot from as well as burn to a disk. We recommend that Mac users try …

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Project Byzantium awarded InformSec development grant!

Hit and run, because I'm at work:

The reason I haven't been posting much here is because I've been gearing up for this: Project Byzantium was awarded a grant by InformSec to advance the development of Byzantium Linux. The grant is for $10,000us across a six month period of time, during which we will accomplish the following milestones:

  • Port Byzantium Linux to the RaspberryPi.
  • Port Byzantium Linux to the Intel Macbook.
  • Develop a method for interfacing Byzantium Linux with existing amateur radio mesh networking projects.
  • Release v0.4.
Parties interested in joining the development effort are encouraged to join …

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I'm here today with absolutely nothing to talk about.. and that's what I want to talk to you about.

Still not dead. Still not sleeping, either.

Work has been keeping me busy lately, but thankfully not due to a certain beastie that was supposed to go off last week. Conflicker.C appears to have been something of a damp squib, and I for one am grateful. I'm not terribly surprised that it didn't bring about The End of the Net as we Know It. Hyperbole and RPG references aside, packing an out-of-date exploit as a primary vector of infection coupled with samples of the Conflicker.C binary itself winding up in the hands of practically every antivirus researcher on …

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