An Apple engineer who helped launch the iPod said he helped the US government build a secret version of the device that could covertly collect data.— Arstechnica
Certain types of ECC RAM can also be exploited with Rowhammer. ?
This made my day.
Things that happen in Silicon Valley and also the Soviet Union:
– waiting years to receive a car you ordered, to find that it's of poor workmanship and quality
– promises of colonizing the solar system while you toil in drudgery day in, day out
— Anton Troynikov (@atroyn) July 5, 2018
Thomas Dullien of Google’s Project Zero on why security suffers because it’s actually cheaper to build more complex things (i.e. ship some piece of hardware with a general purpose processor and define features in software instead of using a purpose-built chip).
The Rowhammer class of exploits never stops to amaze.
Sadly WhatsApp will start sharing your account information with Facebook. You can’t prevent Facebook getting the data, you can only opt-out of them using it for ads.
It seems ad networks have reached a new low or as the author puts it:
This transaction breaks a core promise using the internet: just because I visit a website doesn’t mean I consent to getting spam from it.
An interesting read from a doctor of philosophy with a consulting firm who went through a huge pile of management theory books to see what he missed by not having a formal “management education.”