At the end of September and the beginning of October, Telegram fixed a couple of vulnerabilities on its client applications. The actual flaws could enable any serious attacker to gain access to secret chats, photos or videos by just sending animated stickers. You can read the detailed story.
Another very exciting news came in the Python world, with the acceptance of PEP 634, aka “Pattern Matching”. Read the tutorial from Guido to see how it will look like. I love pattern matching in Rust, and now in the future, I will use the same in Python.
Links for the week
- An example of why building software is political and can decide who will die and who will live Must read.
- Linux powered helicopter on Mars
- Russia's Sandworm team attacking French systems CentOS, Exim, and direct attacks.
- Firefox 85 and supercookies
- Blog post from Matrix explained how they handled FOSDEM21
- Possible malware attacks via ShareIT android app
- Yandex employee sold access to customer data
- Power outage took out Internet in many states in Mexico
Must read book for the week
This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race by Nicole Perlroth. You can read an excerpt from the book here.