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Git sprints carefully towards SHA-1 deprecation

Following the February controversy over whether or not Google's SHA-1 collision broke Git, its community has taken the first small steps towards replacing the ancient hash function. For context: the Chocolate Factory last month produced the first reproduceable SHA-1 collision needing relatively* low computing power – something …
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'Jarvis' brings AI to the Linux command line, without Iron Man

Repo Roundup Welcome again to Repo Roundup, in which The Reg trawls online code repositories to let you know about the fun, the useful or the inexplicable. This week, let's start with DevSkim from Microsoft, which quietly landed in public preview in mid-December. DevSkim's aim is to help developers spot code errors that could be a …
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This week on GitHub: Facebook's forecaster and a sysadmin CURSE

Repo Roundup To kick off this week's Repo Roundup, in which we trawl online code repositories so you don't have to, Facebook's emitted a prophecy, and we don't mean Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto: it's a forecasting procedure for R and Python, designed to work with the kind of datasets Facebook slurps. It's aimed at time series data, “based …

Drop the F-bomb, get your coding typos auto-corrected

Git, Bad, Ugly It's a slow day, the boss is absent enduring the travails of analysts with lunches to offer, so Vulture South found itself wandering around the odd corners of GitHub. Here – and if readers like it, we'll make this a regular – is a quick sampling of recently-revealed repositories that offer good, bad, and sometimes …

Crypto-curious? Wickr's opened its kimono for code review

Ephemeral messaging application Wickr has opened up the core crypto software of its Wickr Professional app so others can review it. The repository is at GitHub. At this stage, the company is not offering the code for re-use. It's published under a purpose-written “review license” only, although the company says an open-source …
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Oracle to driver developers: 'Come play with our interface'

Oracle has taken DPI, the data access layer in its node-oracledb driver, refactored it, and used it to give C/C++ developers an API to its Oracle Call Interface. Called ODPI-C, the library, on GitHub, is designed to let those developers write for the Oracle Call Interface (OCI) in the languages with whichi they are most …
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Forgot your GitHub password? Facebook cooks up spec to reset logins via social network

Usenix Enigma 2017 Facebook has published a specification for providing secure and reliable account recovery in websites and applications. Recovering access to accounts is, judging from our article archives, too easy for developers to screw up: passwords are stored in plain text, security questions can be guessed or bypassed, and so on. In his …
Iain Thomson, 30 Jan 2017
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Docker adds continuous integration to DataKit

Here's a handy tool from Docker's GitHub repository: a continuous integration library to help manage DataKit projects. DataKit went open source in May last year. At the time, Anil Madhavapeddy explained it was part of the strategy to let users run Docker natively on Windows and Mac machines. DataKit provides the software …

Hacker publishes GitHub secret key hunter

A researcher has published a tool to help administrators delve into GitHub commits to find high-entropy secret keys. The tool, dubbed TruffleHog, is able to locate high-entropy keys with Github potentially saving admins from exposing their networks and sensitive data. TruffleHog developer Dylan Ayrey, who warned of the …
Team Register, 9 Jan 2017

GitHub Enterprise catches up with GitHub proper

GitHub Enterprise is scheduled to get a version bump on Wednesday that will bring code reviews, project organization, and workflow visualization capabilities. Introduced in 2011, GitHub Enterprise provides Git version control on GitHub, on premises, or via private cloud, with a variety of bells and whistles that matter to …
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Instagram open sources iOS UI crash fix

Instagram's latest open source drop is its answer to a difficult iOS bug – a UI component crashing when users scroll through updates. At the same time, its offering should shrink apps for developers trying to push updates to users, with faster diff (difference) processing. Explaining its IGListKit project, Instagram engineer …
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Tencent makes first foray into open source

Chinese giant Tencent is dipping a toe into the open-source world, with its own hot-patch system for Android apps. As it notes at its newish GitHub repo, its Tinker hotfix framework “supports dex, library and resources update” without the user having to restart the app. It's targeted at app developers: they add the plugin to …
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Catching Cubesat chatter? There's an app for that!

Radio ham with an interest in free software and satellite signals? Pop over to the GitHub repo run by Daniel Estévez, and take a look at his GNU radio decoders. Estévez's gr-satellites project provides a collection of applications to decode satellite telemetry. The focus here is on micro-satellites and cubesats. Currently, …
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Oh, ALL RIGHT, says Facebook, we'll let Windows admins run osquery

Two years after it first arrives for Linux and OS X, Facebook's "osquery" developer kit is now available for Windows. Osquery is designed to let sysadmins check out system and process information by issuing SQL queries, rather than (for example) having to watch syslogs. An example (drawn from the GitHub repo) is the kind of …
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Dev teaches bot to talk spammers' ears off

Brian Weinreich has been trolling spammers for two years using a bot that fires realistic and ridiculous replies to the pervasive online salespeople. The noted security developer created the bot as a means to waste the time of the blowflies of the internet after being affronted by a deluge of unsolicited sales pitches directed …
Darren Pauli, 26 Sep 2016
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GitHub gets all grown-up with better code review, project management, etc

The GitHub Universe event has kicked off in San Francisco, with a number of new GitHub features announced by CEO Chris Wanstrath. GitHub's main product is a collaborative source code repository, which you can use on the public cloud or in your own private deployment. There are now over 19 million open source projects hosted on …
Tim Anderson, 14 Sep 2016
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Microsoft's beta language service gets C# dev kit

Microsoft has pushed out a C# software development kit (SDK) for its in-beta language parsing API, LUIS. LUIS – the Language Understanding Intelligent Service – is another chunk of the chatbot capability Redmond is so keen on. It's a model-making environment which Microsoft reckons helps developers teach existing apps to …
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Chinese CA hands guy base certificates for GitHub, Florida uni

A Chinese certificate authority handed out a base certificate for GitHub and the Univerisity of Central Florida to a mere user in a significant security blunder. British Mozilla programmer Gervase Markham reported the incident on the browser baron's mailing list saying it occurred more than a year ago in July 2015 but went …
Darren Pauli, 29 Aug 2016

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