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Archive for January 7th, 2018

1984 and (IT) (in)security – lots of Spectre / Meltdown links

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/07

Over the last few days I’ve collected a lot of Meltdown and Spectre links at 1984 and (IT) (in)security – Google+.

Most of them provide links to what happened this, year, but a few are also on the path leading to these vulnerabilities. In the links you will also find the affected architectures and patches by various vendors which I have tried to summarise below.

In the link collection, I’ve tried to keep the number of hops to the actual sources as short as possible (as many have re-shared original) links but still attribute to the first one I got the link from.

Since the WordPress “Press-This” functionality is limited, even after all these years, so for now it will be a one-time link dump; filling in more of the archival WayBack and Archive.is links and adding more context will hopefully come later.

I will try to keep links roughly in chronological order (please post a comment where I goofed up) and I hope to find some time to have a “most important” or “summary” list eventually.

A few notes first

Remember:

  • There are 2 hard problems in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-1 errors.

    via: [WayBackTwoHardThings There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things — Phil Karlton (bonus variations on the page)

  • Caching is the root of all evil.

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Private keys in software from Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and the German Federal Bar (Bulletproof TLS Newsletter Issue #36)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/07

In the blast of Spectre and Meltdown, don’t forget that humans still goof up: [WayBackPrivate keys in software from Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and the German Federal Bar (Bulletproof TLS Newsletter Issue #36).

Luckily enough people keep an eye on these too.

Via:

–jeroen

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Animation problems in Delphi Tokyo 10.2 update 2? Check bug RSP-19525

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/07

If you run into animation problems in Delphi Tokyo 10.2 update 2, then read [WayBack] … In particular I cannot use the use the animation to change the tab in a TabControl… – Raffaele Miola – Google+.

It is likely that  RSP-19525 (10.2 Tokyo Release 2 breaks Animation under Android – App hangs).

Some temporary fixes that might help you are here:

I think that for cross platform and especially mobile development means you need to use tools from vendors that live and breathe that, by constantly showing they master these subjects for instance having good apps in the app stores and examples that are regularly updated to the ever changing field.

I really wonder what the rest of the Delphi community thinks about that.

–jeroen

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