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
#console #psvita #haxor Dump the Playstation Vita bootrom by fault injection (voltage glitching) via https://mastodon.social/@hntooter/101495284648844317
#nextcloud #passwords - Tried the new Passwords app ( https://git.mdns.eu/nextcloud/passwords )- color me impressed. For an initial release, this looks top notch. The importer worked great, the browser plugins do what they are supposed to, looks like a killer app in the making. Now off to dissect how it works internally - thanks for a much needed alternative in quality password manager apps. Also ship an iOS app, pretty please.
#itsec SecurityNow podcast latest episode 698 covers a good range of high impact topics: Marvel WIFI chipset vulns, more CISCO default password nightmares, and VPN mobile client guidance - https://twit.cachefly.net/audio/sn/sn0698/sn0698.mp3
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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