MIT and Stanford researchers develop operating system with one major promise Resisting ransomware


Some of the most well-known figures in modern computing, including a recipient of the esteemed Turing Award, are placing their bets on a brand-new operating system they claim will be resistant to typical cyberattacks and recover from ransomware infestations in a matter of minutes.

These are assertive claims. But among those driving the project is Michael Stonebraker, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer scientist and serial business entrepreneur whose ground-breaking work on database systems earned him the Turing Award in 2015. He is working alongside Jeremy Kepnew, the director of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Centre, and Matei Zaharia, an associate professor at Stanford University and the man behind the Apache Spark project.

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