'Backdoor found in Ruby library for checking for strong passwords'
Found a new RSS feed to follow:
Cryptography Dispatches - https://buttondown.email/cryptography-dispatches
First article is interesting. OpenPGP is Broken
ar.al is now running on a new server
I've done a little update to my homepage: https://emsenn.net/
Still have a lot of trinkets from my old hugo stuff to bring in but, it's a bit more informative and complete than it was.
Absence of certain features in IRC considered a feature
@ignaloidas this will disable TCP SACK, an optional feature without which lossy connections may suffer reduced throughput
Without disabling this, your server can be remotely kernel paniced
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Urgent Linux advisory
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Urgently run the following:
echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_sack
On all Linux hosts to work around the issue and then start patching your kernels
So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)
This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.
Please upvote if you are on ProductHunt: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/mastodon-single-column-layout ✨
@elementary do you have a recommended list of laptop hardware for running Juno?
A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.
I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:
MIMS 2010. Living in Western Mass. now and working as a PM.
A Mastodon server for the UC Berkeley I School students and alumni (unaffiliated with UC Berkeley or the I School administration)