SEC Official Says Ethereum Hack Illustrates Blockchain Concerns

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Show HN: BBC Good Food Scraper in Go

README.md

What?

This is a scraper for that site, written in go. The program will produce a JSON blob representing what I consider the important (pull requests welcome if you disagree) fields of a recipe to be from a URL that’s a recipe. It exposes functions and types that you could use directly as a library if you don’t want to convert back from a JSON blob/do your own IO.

Why?

Earlier this year an article implied that the bbc good food website would be taken down.
This turned out to be false but by the time I realised that I’d already written this, so here you are.

License

This entire repository is available under the terms in LICENSE, which is the MIT license.


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Apple confirms iOS kernel code left unencrypted intentionally

When Apple released a preview version of iOS 10 at its annual developers conference last week, the company slipped in a surprise for security researchers — it left the core of its operating system, the kernel, unencrypted.
“The kernel cache doesn’t contain any user info, and by unencrypting it we’re able to optimize the operating system’s performance without compromising security,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch.
Apple has kept the inner workings of the kernel obfuscated by encryption in previous versions of iOS, leaving developers and researchers in the dark. The kernel manages security and limits the ways applications on an iPhone or iPad can access the hardware of the device, making it a crucial part of the operating system.
Although encryption is often thought to be synonymous with security, the lack of encryption in this case doesn’t mean that devices running iOS 10 are less secure. It just means that that researchers and developers can


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Progress Towards 100% HTTPS, June 2016

Our goal with Let’s Encrypt is to get the Web to 100% HTTPS. We’d like to give a quick progress update.

Let’s Encrypt has issued more than 5 million certificates in total since we launched to the general public on December 3, 2015. Approximately 3.8 million of those are active, meaning unexpired and unrevoked. Our active certificates cover more than 7 million unique domains.

A couple of different factors have contributed heavily to this growth. The first is large-scale deployments from companies such as OVH, WordPress.com, Akamai, Shopify, Dreamhost, and Bitly. The second is our ability to serve individual sites globally with a focus on ease-of-use. If we’re going to get to 100% HTTPS we need to reach the “long tail” of the Web, which is in many ways more challenging due to the number of parties involved and widely varying degrees of technical competency.

Our progress is accelerating the growth of HTTPS


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Severe Flaws Found In Libarchive Open Source Library

Reader itwbennett writes: Researchers from Cisco Systems’ Talos group have found three memory corruption errors in the widely used open-source library libarchive that can result in arbitrary code execution and can be exploited by passing specially crafted files to applications that contain the vulnerable code. “The library is used by file and package managers included in many Linux and BSD systems, as well as by components and tools in OS X and Chrome OS,” writes Lucian Constantin. “Developers can also include the library’s code in their own projects, so it’s hard to know how many other applications or firmware packages contain it.” (Original blog post) So, while the libarchive maintainers have released patches for the flaws, it will likely take a long time for them to trickle down through all the affected projects.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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IBM wants to sell Power servers based on OpenCompute designs

IBM is warming up to the idea of adding servers using its Power processors and the OpenCompute open design to its product portfolio.
“I’m going to bring OpenCompute servers into my portfolio at some point so that I’m offering directly to the marketplace if there’s a demand for it,” said Doug Balog, general manager for Power Systems at IBM.
An OpenCompute-based Power server will be based on open designs, and provide an alternative to IBM’s integrated systems like PurePower. It’ll also provide customers more flexibility on the components used inside systems.
A Power-based OpenCompute server will also be an alternative to open server designs based on x86 chips. One target for such Power servers is hyperscale vendors, who may be looking for an alternative to Intel chips, which now dominate data centers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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Netflix Billing Migration to AWS

On January 4, 2016, right before Netflix expanded itself into 130 new countries, Netflix Billing infrastructure became 100% AWS cloud-native. Migration of Billing infrastructure from Netflix Data Center(DC) to AWS Cloud was part of a broader initiative. This prior blog post is a great read that summarizes our strategic goals and direction towards AWS migration.  

For a company, its billing solution is its financial lifeline, while at the same time, it is a visible representation of a company’s attitude towards its customers. A great customer experience is one of Netflix’s core values. Considering the sensitive nature of Billing for its direct impact on our monetary relationship with our members as well on financial reporting, this migration needed to be handled as delicately as possible. Our primary goal was to define a secure, resilient and granular path for migration to the Cloud, without impacting the member experience.

This blog entry discusses our


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Google reveals end-of-life dates for Nexus devices

One of the advantages of buying a Nexus device is the guarantee that you’re in line to receive updates for longer than devices from most other manufacturers. Google issues not only Android updates, but also monthly security patches for Nexus phones and tablets, and the company has just published its latest end-of-life list. Next in line to drop off the support list are the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. These devices will not receive “guaranteed Android version updates” (such as updates to Android N and Android O) after October 2016, but Google has also revealed when the Nexus6P and Nexus… [Continue Reading]


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