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Hardware, Software Advances Help Protect Operating Systems From Attack
January 26, 2011
The operating system (OS) is the backbone of your computer. If the OS is compromised, attackers can take over your computer--or crash it. Now researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an efficient system that utilizes hardware and software to restore an OS if it is attacked.
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