„After Meltdown, Spectre, and Foreshadow, we discovered more critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. The ZombieLoad attack allows stealing sensitive data and keys while the computer accesses them. While programs normally only see their own data, a malicious program can exploit the fill buffers to get hold of secrets currently processed by other running programs. These secrets can be user-level secrets, such as browser history, website content, user keys, and passwords, or system-level secrets, such as disk encryption keys.“ – zombieloadattack.com
There seems to be a new security related story every day. Read about the latest CPU related issues at CPU.fail.
I am taking a small easter break to join up with family and friends. We will have perfect weather up here in the north for the coming days. I wish you all Happy Easter and many lovely days away from routine business life. EnjoyAlex
With Chrome 56, web apps can now communicate with nearby Bluetooth Low Energy devices using the Web Bluetooth API, position sticky is back – making it easy to create elements that scroll normally until sticking to the top of the viewport. And HTML5 by Default is enabled for all users.
Chrome 56 on iOS also adds the ability to scan QR codes directly within Chrome. So many thought QR-Codes were dead, well not so much !
Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full blown game console. Built on top of the famous RetroArch emulator.
Kap is an open-source screen recorder for MacOS X built with web technology.
„The DxO ONE plugs directly into your iPhone with a simple click. Once it is connected, the iPhone’s Retina display immediately transforms into the camera’s viewfinder, allowing you to compose the image and adjust every setting.“
Really love the concept, even though I am an Android phone user through and through :)
„Epichrome is made up of two parts: an AppleScript-based Mac application (Epichrome.app) and a companion Chrome extension (Epichrome Helper). Epichrome.app creates Chrome-based site-specific browsers (SSBs) for Mac OSX (Chrome must be installed in order to run them, but they are full Mac apps, each with its own separate Chrome profile).“
Markdown Here is an extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Thunderbird that allows you to write email in Markdown.
„With it, you can write email in Markdown, and then click a button (or context menu item, or use a hotkey) to render the email into good-looking, fully formatted text (HTML, technically).“
Vivaldi is a new web-browser with Chromium at its core and a complete new interface based on current web-technologies.
„Vivaldi is a freeware web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder and former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita.“
I wish you all
I am taking a litte break and will be back to work next week.
Enjoy your time with family and friends