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React.js for KaiOS development

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KaiOS is a Linux based operating system for feature phones. The system is a fork of the Firefox OS, a Mozilla venture that has been discontinued. Firefox OS was based on web technologies, a minimal Linux Kernel was used to boot up the Gecko browser engine. KaiOS continues on this path, being a browser native development.

Written by Jorgé on Monday February 26, 2018

Vue.js XSS vulnerability

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Boris Bera has released a proof of concept of an XSS vulnerability when using Vue.js with server side rendering. Based on string templates, allowing attackers to target Vue.js through injection of code via malformed templates.

Written by Jorgé on Monday February 26, 2018

TypeScript to WebAssembly

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WebAssembly allows writing browser applications in any language that is strongly typed languages. These include ones like C, C++, Java and more recently Rust. Web developers often use dynamically typed languages like JavaScript, PHP and Python.

Written by Jorgé on Sunday February 25, 2018

State of WebAssembly in 2018: Browser support, dev tooling and specifications on track

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Building communications and computing technology is a painstakingly long task. The route from initial idea will typically take years first to spec, implementation and finally mainstream adoption. WebAssembly is now on this route, it is already usable - but the official specification work continues.

Written by Jorgé on Friday February 16, 2018

Real world 4G LTE vs. 5G test benchmark: 14x bandwidth

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4G LTE networks have been a standard in developed countries and urban areas for a number of years now. Increased popularity has even congested the networks in some areas.

Many are hoping fifth generation 5G networks will improve both bandwidth an capacity. Devices supporting 5G data transfer are already very far in development.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday February 15, 2018

New MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime exploits surface

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In January 2018 the world was shaken by Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Fastforward to midway through to February, and the news have fizzled. Software and Hardware manufacturers have continued mitigating the issues. But now researchers have unveiled new exploits with the "Prime" suffix.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday February 15, 2018 pushes Bitcoin Mining as an alternative to ads

Image: 2018-02/salon-bitcoin-logo.png is a premium online content provider. Having been in the online publication business since 1995 the publication has seen a lot. Companies like Google and Facebook have generated huge profits from online advertising, but content creators like Salon have not been as lucky.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday February 14, 2018