Tiny Shiny 1

April 4th, 2018 · 42 mins 14 secs

About this Episode

We went back to the drawing board on the title of these shorter episodes and like a blinding light bulb smacking us in the face we arrived at Tiny Shiny. Like, duh, guys. This week we spend some time with MyFitness Pal, AMD's recent news of vulnerabilities on their CPU's, Google's continuing battle with Oracle, and more! And then we (mostly) go rapid fire on some other interesting tidbits.

https://news.sky.com/story/scientist-stephen-hawking-has-died-aged-76-11289119

MyFitnessPal breach compromising 150 Million User accounts
https://threatpost.com/under-armour-reports-massive-breach-of-150-million-myfitnesspal-accounts/130863/

AMD CPU vulnerabilities?! Say it ain't so!
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/03/a-raft-of-flaws-in-amd-chips-make-bad-hacks-much-much-worse/
And the plot...
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12525/security-researchers-publish-ryzen-flaws-gave-amd-24-hours-to-respond
Thickens…
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16577433
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12536/our-interesting-call-with-cts-labs

Microsoft going Windowless?
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/30/17179328/microsoft-windows-reorganization-future-2018

Let's Encrypt wildcard certs go live
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/03/lets-encrypt-takes-free-wildcard-certificates-live/

Oracle Vs Google Round 3? Could go all the way to supreme court
https://mashable.com/2018/03/30/google-vs-oracle-explainer/#4snSc6_KePqW

Microsoft to begin banning a variety of “obscenities” on multiple platforms:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/28/microsoft_services_agreement_bars_offensive_language/

First android go phone available in SU, $80
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/03/you-can-officially-buy-an-android-go-phone-in-the-us/

Sierra Leone Just Ran the first Blockchain-based election
https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/14/sierra-leone-just-ran-the-first-blockchain-based-election/

Generic AOSP image running on new Galaxy S9 thank ti Project Treble
https://www.xda-developers.com/samsung-galaxy-s9-aosp-android-oreo-project-treble/
More googs… New Fuschia OS goes all in on “instant apps”
https://9to5google.com/2018/02/16/fuchsia-friday-instant-apps/

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/03/tesla-recalls-123000-model-s-electric-cars-for-faulty-power-steering-bolts/

UK passes bill to create foundation for commercial space travel:
https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/29/as-uk-fires-up-private-space-industry-space-camp-accelerator-launches/

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/3/30/17180042/macos-external-gpu-support-graphics-card