Filippo Valsorda's Cryptography Dispatches: The Most Backdoor-Looking Bug I’ve Ever Seen:
This is about Telegram and their homebrew crypto.
We need your help to liberate a piece of software! We'd like to use a cool bit of remote video production software, but it has one proprietary piece hidden inside the code that is otherwise AGPL, and it talks to a server that is hosted outside the EU. Can you help us replace the obfuscated JS code, and set up an equivalent server, so the software truly becomes free, and data stays where it belongs?
The difference between WhatsApp and Signal (both end-to-end encrypted) in the new App Store privacy section is stark
Another day, another RCE vuln in a widely-used Electron app https://thehackernews.com/2020/12/zero-click-wormable-rce-vulnerability.html
The bottom half of this screen print is a recreation of Albers "Homage to the Square" and the top half contains the same shapes reconfigured to be more interesting to the saliency algorithm so the top version will take the crop when posted.
Oh, I'm excited to get a copy of this book: https://nostarch.com/kill-it-fire KILL IT WITH FIRE!
It's about managing legacy software systems and future proofing new software.
Built a replica of the micro8088 computer:
NEC V20 CPU, FE2010A chipset, slight OC at 9.55 MHz
Running MS-DOS 6.22, 8 bit ISA bus, 1024 KiB SRAM
i wonder why gmail won't let me register as !#&%$@gmail.com. i mean, come on. it meets your minimum length of 6 characters, is fully standards-compliant, and just to be nice, doesn't even have quote marks or the pipe symbol in it! if you really want, i can even get rid of the & and $ for you, google. what's the trouble?
Interesting article on how a far-right volunteer mod orchestrated 4chan's gradual transition from a jovial shitposting site to the far-right bastion that it is today https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7aap8/the-man-who-helped-turn-4chan-into-the-internets-racist-engine