Linux

Pass gets a fail: Simple Password Store suffers GnuPG spoofing bug

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 03:30
Brinkmann files third signature spoof vulnerability in a month

Security researcher Marcus Brinkmann has turned up another vulnerability in the GnuPG cryptographic library, this time specific to the Simple Password Store.…

Adaptive Icons are a mess. How do we constructively go about asking developers to implement them?

Android - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 03:23

The app drawer is a disaster when icons don't reach the right standard!

It's not such a bad idea when done right.

So what do you think? How would you constructively go about asking developers to implement them correctly?

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How to stealthily poison neural network chips in the supply chain

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 03:03
Your free guide to trick an AI classifier into thinking an umbrella is the Bolivian navy on maneuvers in the south pacific

Computer boffins have devised a potential hardware-based Trojan attack on neural network models that could be used to alter system output without detection.…

And that is definitively that ... for now. 5G's carrier features frozen

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:30
Still to come: standards for stuff like IoT that non-carriers care about

Meta-standards group the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) last week rubber-stamped the first "frozen" 5G standards.…

Remember the mobile/desktop unification fad?

Linux - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:15

Has there been any development on this front? Anyone know of any cool projects out there? I'd love to have my Pixel running something that could dock to a desktop OS.

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Flash industry weather forecast anticipates a stormy few years ahead

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:07
Revenue will fall, but gigabytes shipped will rise as NAND soars

Analyst firm IDC has predicted revenue for the flash storage industry will decline for three years.…

Problem of adding 4K support for my app

Developing Android Apps - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:48

Am recently adding support for 4K in my app for Android TV users. My test device is SONY KD-49XF9005. While the built-in image viewer, as well as YouTube, can display in 4K without issue, I've got no luck getting it to work for my app so far.

My app uses a GLSurfaceView to render images. I've followed the 4K Display Mode API guide, and with that I hope to be able to select one of the 4K display modes available on my TV so that my GLSurfaceView can draw in physical resolution (code snippet shown below). However, the API constantly returns me one and only one display mode i.e. 1080p. This really bothers me, the hardware should support it as other built-in apps can use 4K, why doesn't it return a 4K display mode for my app?

I've also read through all relevant Android TV developer guide and wasn't able to find anything special. I'd really appreciate if anyone can shred me some light on this. Thanks!

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Categories: Android, Linux

♬ Finland, Finland, Finland, the country for new cloud DCs ♬

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:45
Forget pony trekking or camping. Finland now boasts a Google cloud region

Suomeen sovellusten kehittämistä ... sorry, let's have that in English: Google has opened its sixteenth cloud region, taking the Google Cloud Platform to the Nordic region via a data centre in Finland.…

Play Store Console notification about app I don't own? ("Seeker")

Developing Android Apps - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:43

I got this weird Play Console notification about an app I don't own called "Seeker". Has this happened to anyone else? I'm wondering how this would have actually happened, too. I wouldn't want notifications about my own apps being accidentally sent to other developers.

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Categories: Android, Linux

Would a 'pseudocode then Google' approach work well for creating apps as a newbie?

Developing Android Apps - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:21

Hello. I'm still trying to code an actual, usable app that people would want to download and use. It seems that while I have these great ideas, I seem to be unable to implement them due to my limited knowledge of code.

I do recall the concept of writing pseudocodes when I sat in for a Java course during college. Here I am thinking that even if I don't know how to exactly code for what I have in mind, I'll just write everything down in pseudocode, then Google everything afterward replacing it with real code.

Would this approach work well enough?

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Categories: Android, Linux

Here's some phish-AI research: Machine-learning code crafts phishing URLs that dodge auto-detection

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:02
Humans, keep your eyes out for dodgy web links

An artificially intelligent system has been demonstrated generating URLs for phishing websites that appear to evade detection by security tools.…

Tasker Loop WhatsApp

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:37

How can I loop tasker to forward message to 'n' number of WhatsApp broadcast list? e.g. Broadcast1, Broadcast2..

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How do I install Linux on my laptop

Linux - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:02

I’m not sure if this is the best place to post this but when I upgraded to windows 10, my laptop became extremely slow. I heard that Linux is lightweight and I wish to install it on my laptop but I don’t know what I am doing and I don’t want to do something that might mess my computer even more. I use it mostly for playing games while on road trips. Thanks for your help

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Categories: Linux

New Rule Announcement: No paywalled submissions.

Developing Android Apps - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:00

Hi folks - one of the moditarians here. Due to an influx of recent submissions of this type, we've added a new rule to the sub: Any posts linking paywalled articles are not allowed. Please do report these.

This includes anything from established publications to subscription-only posts. This does not necessarily apply to entire sites (unless the site happens to be 100% subscription-only). For instance: you can post a medium blog post, but you cannot post a subscription-only medium blog post.

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LFD440 17December2018 ENEA

Linux.com - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:00

Learn the methods and internal infrastructure of the Linux kernel, focussing on the important tools used for debugging and monitoring the kernel, and how security features are implemented and controlled.

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Linux.com - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:00

Learn how to write Linux device drivers, about the specifics of different types of devices and drivers, and learn the appropriate APIs and methods through which devices interface with the kernel.

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Linux.com - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:00

Learn the basic methods and internal infrastructure of the Linux kernel, grasping both the theoretical and practical underpinnings.

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