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.

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.

If you want to discuss any of these topics, hop on to the Freenode server (IRC), and come to the #learnandteach channel. Or you can find me on fediverse https://toots.dgplug.org/@kushal.