Snippets for yer computer needs

November 2017

November 2017

Fooling Neural Networks/Machine Learning —————————————- https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.05207 http://www.labsix.org/physical-objects-that-fool-neural-nets/ https://cvdazzle.com/ http://dismagazine.com/dystopia/evolved-lifestyles/8115/anti-surveillance-how-to-hide-from-machines/

So… MINIX is everywhere

Turns out there’s a lot of garbage hidden on CPU’s these days. Work is underway to defang the nastiness https://www.networkworld.com/article/3236064/servers/minix-the-most-popular-os-in-the-world-thanks-to-intel.html https://schd.ws/hosted_files/osseu17/84/Replace%20UEFI%20with%20Linux.pdf

Code exec from VMWare guest

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain a heap buffer-overflow vulnerability in VMNAT device. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host. https://www.vmware.com/ca/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0018.html

Intel ME is unsurprisingly vulnerable


Linus Rant du Jour

If it's been on a random cellphone for a few months, and real users
used it, and had facebook and candy crush running on it, that's a
pretty different deal.

https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/11/21/356 http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1711.2/01701.html

instant root on macOS High Sierra

I honestly have no words for how dumb this is.


fix: sudo passwd -u root dsenableroot -d