#introductions Hello Fediverse. My name is Emanuel - i am an 80's computer kid. Worked in IT since the middle of the 1990's, mostly in eCommerce and video games. I have a burning passion for: my family and kids, programming, digital content creation, demoscene (my handle is "tubo") , IT security and privacy protection, system tinkering and hacking, video game system hardware and many things more. Author of the Retrochecker video game collector app ( @retrochecker ) and the HAM GBA devkit.
New public facing service. My own instance of privacy oriented meta search engine https://searx.schleuss.online , read more about it here: https://asciimoo.github.io/searx/user/own-instance.html - it may get restricted to German geo location shortly.
#HAM 3.0 update log - Next milestone reached - C++ compiler / linker / execution environment now work with the latest GNU tools.
Toshiba rant: If you are tempted to buy a large USB HDD, do NOT get the Toshiba Canvio Basic 4TB. It's write speed is abysmal for some reason, no matter what format or system you use (continously decreases from the expected 100MB/s after writing a few GB of data, down to **less than 1MB/s** :-( ) - a quick search reveals i am not alone with this problem - Returning mine asap. Any tips for a good 4TB, 2.5 inch external drive?
Opensauce adventures: Needed to apply a patch to a Linux kernel module to make my DVB-S hardware more reliable. (if you care at all, it's this: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10761423/ ) Was surprised at how relatively simple i could patch and compile the latest upstream 5.1rc1 Linux kernel, install it on my distro and just have it all work on first try.
New BitLocker attack puts laptops storing sensitive data at risk - New Zealand security researcher details never-before-seen attack for recovering BitLocker keys. more: https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-bitlocker-attack-puts-laptops-storing-sensitive-data-at-risk/#ftag=RSSbaffb68
Geeky crosscompiler compilation log - upgrading my HAM GBA devkit from 2004 to 2019 versions of GCC, Newlib et all. #1 arm-thumb-elf Target no longer exists, so arm-none-eabi it is #2 GCC on Arm will not compile with new(ish) systems like GCC stack smashing protection, so —disable-libssp More to follow #gbadev
WinRAR patches 19-year-old security vulnerability that put millions at risk - WinRAR has patched a 19-year-old security vulnerability that allowed attackers to extract malicious ... more: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/21/18234448/winrar-winace-19-year-old-vulnerability-patched-version-5-70-beta-1
CERT/CC Warns of Vulnerabilities in Marvell Avastar Wireless SoCs - The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has issued a vulnerability note providing information on ... more: https://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/25171-CERTCC-Warns-of-Vulnerabilities-in-Marvell-Avastar-Wireless-SoCs.html
18446744073709551616 or Eighteen quintillion, four hundred forty six quadrillion, seven hundred forty four trillion, seventy three billion, seven hundred nine million, five hundred fifty one thousand, six hundred sixteen is the number of possible 64bit Postgres Transaction IDs - if you use 1 million of them per second, it still lasts for nearly 300.000 years. https://andreas.scherbaum.la/blog/archives/970-How-long-will-a-64-bit-Transaction-ID-last-in-PostgreSQL.html
In case anyone might remember, I authored the HAM Gameboy Advance devkit WAY back in the early 2000s. Currently, i am taking the 14 year old cross compiler setup and update it to recent versions of GCC, GDB, Binutils et all in an attempt to finally opensauce it. I might pest you with some updates on this - oh my how things changed...
Hackers are distributing Collections #2-5, 845GB of usernames and passwords or 25B records, almost tripling Collection #1, on hacker forums and torrents (Andy Greenberg/Wired) - Andy Greenberg / Wired:Hackers are distributing Collections #2-5, 845GB of usernames and passwor... more: http://www.techmeme.com/190131/p7#a190131p7
Vuln: Google Chrome Prior to 72.0.3626.81 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities - Google Chrome Prior to 72.0.3626.81 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities more: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106767
Apple’s Group FaceTime: A place for spies? - Apple has disabled Group FaceTime following discovery of a flaw that could potentially let people ... more: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3336505/security/apple-s-group-facetime-a-place-for-spies.html#tk.rss_all #security #mobile #ios
Passionate computer geek. First 8Bitter in 1986. Grew up hacking game consoles and writing emulators, worked in eCommerce, publishing and video game industries.
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