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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.

A stack of attack vectors facing your organization

MY TAKE: Why locking down ‘firmware’ has now become the next big cybersecurity challenge - Locking down firmware. This is fast becoming a profound new security challenge for all companies – o... more: lastwatchdog.com/my-take-why-l

A technical glitch has broken everyone's Firefox extensions - If you're struggling to get your Firefox extensions working today, you're not alone – a technical ... more: techradar.com/news/a-technical

New public facing service. My own instance of privacy oriented meta search engine searx.schleuss.online , read more about it here: asciimoo.github.io/searx/user/ - it may get restricted to German geo location shortly.

With online tracking, license plate readers, and facial recognition, cash transactions are just about the only things not tracked by corporations or the government. Call me a cashless economy skeptic

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: patchwork.kernel.org/patch/107 ) 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.

Reminder: if you don't use JavaScript, you don't get crashes. And don't need loading screens.

I'm liking this post: dev.to/winduptoy/a-javascript-

New BitLocker attack puts laptops storing sensitive data at risk - New Zealand security researcher details never-before-seen attack for recovering BitLocker keys. more: zdnet.com/article/new-bitlocke

Milestone! HAM samples compile and run on emulator as well as hardware on the latest GCC / newlib toolchain. (Happy dance)

3.0 update: finally managed to get binutils, GCC 8.3 (C and C++) plus libraries compiled for good old GBA within the HAM compiler creation scripts. Newlib 3.1 seems to be compiling fine, too... anxious to see how long until GBA target compilation will work.

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

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