Category: software fail

The Y2038 Problem – cars and embedded systems
23.01.2019

in comparison to Y2K: „The issue became when it became 2000 because that would be stored as 00 in the program. This caused many to believe that say, bank software wouldn’t be able to get your money out because it […]

xiaomi nfc and baseband exploit – Confirmed! JavaScript is indeed EVIL! Also on Phones!
16.11.2018

https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/blog/2018/11/13/pwn2own-tokyo-2018-day-one-results Confirmed! JavaScript is indeed EVIL! just imagine you surf a hacked website… that hijacks your phone calls expensive numbers… sends spam mail and whatsapp messages to your trusted friends and encrypts all your holiday pictures. CONGRATULATIONS! „The @fluoroacetate duo […]

Bugs in Hardware – intel microcode updates
12.01.2018

Update: 2018.12: ForeShadow – guest reading Level1 Cache of host ForeShadow (known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) by Intel)[1][2] is a vulnerability that affects modern microprocessors that was first discovered by two independent teams of researchers in January 2018, but […]

linux with and about systemd – startup process and service management – list enabled on boot services – list running services – show service resource usage
02.05.2017

while test running debian linux journald uses almost 100% cpu… „The daemon will implicitly collect numerous metadata fields for each log messages in a secure and unfakeable way. See systemd.journal-fields(7) for more information about the collected metadata.“ https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-journald.service.html systemd: Using […]

The Unix philosophy – simple and beautiful
02.05.2017

src: https://homepage.cs.uri.edu/~thenry/resources/unix_art/ch01s07.html The Unix philosophy emphasizes building simple, short, clear, modular, and extensible code that can be easily maintained and repurposed by developers other than its creators. The Unix philosophy favors composability as opposed to monolithic design. Later summarized by […]

Programming Languages and Security
03.04.2017

ich wollte mal wissen, wie steht es eigentlich um die Security auf Technologie / Programmiersprachen-Ebene? D.h. welche Programmiersprachen machen es einem schwer vs. einfach sichere Software zu schreiben? Natürlich kann man in jeder Programmiersprache angreifbare Projekte entwickeln… das ist kein […]

03.04.2017

this could be because for some f*** reason it can only delete like 100 users at a time… so if you want to delete more than 300 users it won’t do anything. this is another pain in the f*** ass […]

20.01.2015

interesting example, for comparison (e.g. in TextWrangler (OSX)): procedural: <!–?php   function changeJob($person, $newjob) {   $person[’job’] = $newjob; // Change the person’s job   return $person; }   function happyBirthday($person) {   ++$person[‚age‘]; // Add 1 to the person’s age   return $person; […]

13.02.2014

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID#RAID_5_in_enterprise_environments „RAID 5 is seriously affected by the general trends regarding array rebuild time and chance of failure during rebuild.[56] In August 2012, Dell posted an advisory against the use of RAID 5 in any configuration and of RAID 50 with „Class […]