Monthly Archives: May 2016

Serious vulnerability in ImageMagick

ImageMagick and its fork – GraphicsMagick – are widely used libraries by tons of applications for “displaying, converting, and editing raster image and vector image files”.

All existing releases of GraphicsMagick and ImageMagick support a file
open syntax where if the first character of the file specification is
a ‘|’, then the remainder of the filename is passed to the shell for
execution using the POSIX popen(3C) function.

via CVE Request: GraphicsMagick and ImageMagick popen() shell vulnerability via filename

OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened

A long-ish article on the history of Windows and a few behind the scenes look at the technology powering the various generations of Windows. The creation of OneCore explains why Microsoft is able to deploy Windows 10 to such a wide range of platforms, from Raspberry Pi, to XBox, to servers and even Hololens.

Microsoft promised developers that Windows would run anywhere. This summer, it finally will.

Source: OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened

Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs

A sensational title for sure. I, for one, am not convinced that progress in AI will lead to end of code. Techniques like ML will just become another tool, albeit a powerful one, in our toolbox. Formulating the right problem in the first place is something even most humans can’t do very well.

Welcome to the new world of artificial intelligence. Soon, we won’t program computers. We’ll train them. Like dolphins. Or dogs. Or humans.

Source: Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs

Anonymous Hackers Shut Down Federal Reserve Bank

Banking systems around the world under attack from Anonymous group.

By: Jay Syrmopoulos via thefreethoughtproject.com After announcing a global call to arms against the “corrupt global banking cartel,” the hacker collective known as Anonymous, in conjunction with numerous other hacktivist groups, have taken over 20 central banks offline, including striking at the heart of the Western imperialist empire; the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, […]

Source: Anonymous Hackers Shut Down Federal Reserve Bank