Haven’t had the time to work on the new thing for this category yet, so here’s another round of links without the bonus feature I’m working on.
Cyber Grand Challenge: IT-Security könnte sich radikal ändern by Daniel AJ Sokolov (heise.de Security RSS, German)
At Defcon there was a demonstration of an automatic system to detect and patch vulnerabilities.
Apple Launches Bug Bounty Program, Offers Up to $200,000 for Software Vulnerabilities Discovered by Juli Clover (macrumors.com RSS)
At Black Hat, Apple gave a talk after several years of complete silence in regard to conference talks. They happened to introduce a bug bounty program. However, for now it is invite-only and limited to several core categories.
Turkey: Independent monitors must be allowed to access detainees amid torture allegations (via blog.fefe.de RSS)
Turkey allegedly tortures and rapes soldiers and others who were supposedly part of the attempted coup.
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way by Eric Steven Raymond (research on hacker manifesto)
I wish everyone asking technical questions would read this. That would lessen the support burden by a lot.
The end of a short journey by ~Featherine (bdomaths.wordpress.com RSS)
The community of Black Desert Online is up in arms while the community managers and European/North American employees are treating individual, critical but well-argumented posters with disrespect. Posts are removed, accounts are blocked. Criticism on the official forums simply disappears. Personally I’m still playing, but until there are steps towards reconciliation with the playerbase I refuse to invest any more money.
This is what Apple should tell you when you lose your iPhone by Joonas Kiminki (via Twitter)
In Italy, criminals are stealing your iPhones and then try to scam you into revealing your account credentials. I assume they want to unlock the phones and disable Find My Phone but they could also be after credit card information.
Die Türkei nimmt Angehörige in Geiselhaft by Yavuz Baydar (via blog.fefe.de RSS, German)
Wife of journalist was arrested in Turkey since he could not be found.
- http://blog.fefe.de/?ts=a95d9ab2 (about PostgreSQL’s examplary behaviour)
- http://mlkshk.com/p/53QK (Posters about Programming in WWII propaganda style)
- http://techniktagebuch.tumblr.com/post/148342922237 (about German passports and fingerprints)
- http://techniktagebuch.tumblr.com/post/148497351912 (about phantom vibrantions and blinking LEDs)
- https://twitter.com/i/moments/761011730298249216 (about Trump’s curiousity on nuclear weapons)