Clamshell: 2021-02-08

Recent news in tech in a clamshell

  • Java 16 Is Coming!
  • Java Predictions for 2021
  • JVM JIT 101
  • News from GitHub Universe
  • Upptime
  • Exfiltrating Data from Air-Gapped Computers via Wi-Fi Signals (Without Wi-Fi Hardware)
  • Electronic CS textbooks
  • bettercap
  • tmpsms
  • Naming Cheatsheet
  • Wasmer is Generally Available

Java 16 Is Coming!

Java 16 is coming, Nicolai Parlog highlights the various projects and how they’re moving along.

Java Predictions for 2021

A collection of predictions about Java in 2021 from members of the Java community.

JVM JIT 101

JIT compilation and HotSpot are with no doubt some very complex topics. JVM JIT 101 is a short article touching on JIT.

News from GitHub Universe

  • GitHub Sponsors for companies
  • Dark mode
  • Auto-merge pull requests
  • Discussions
  • Dependency review
  • etc.

Check out the announcement.

Upptime

Upptimeis the open-source uptime monitor and status page, powered entirely by GitHub Actions and Issues.

Exfiltrating Data from Air-Gapped Computers via Wi-Fi Signals (Without Wi-Fi Hardware)

A security researcher has demonstrated that sensitive data could be exfiltrated from air-gapped computers via a novel technique that leverages Wi-Fi signals as a covert channel—surprisingly, without requiring the presence of Wi-Fi hardware on the targeted systems: Exfiltrating Data from Air-Gapped Computers via Wi-Fi Signals (Without Wi-Fi Hardware)

Electronic CS textbooks

Colin S. Gordon’s list is a loosely-categorized collection of links to CS textbooks in a variety of areas that are freely available online.

bettercap

bettercap is a powerful, easily extensible and portable framework written in Go which aims to offer to security researchers, red teamers and reverse engineers an easy to use, all-in-one solution with all the features they might possibly need for performing reconnaissance and attacking WiFi networks, Bluetooth Low Energy devices, wireless HID devices and Ethernet networks.

tmpsms

tmpsms is a command line utility written in POSIX sh that allows you to get a temporary phone number and receive SMSes. It uses Upmasked temporary SMS service in order to receive the messages. This is a very useful tool for those testing applications during bug bounty hunting or who just need some privacy and don’t want to use a personal phone number. This is easy to use with simple outputs. tmpsms can be integrated with other scripts to improve your workflow.

Naming Cheatsheet

Naming things is hard. This cheatsheet attempts to make it easier. Although these suggestions can be applied to any programming language, it uses JavaScript to illustrate them in practice.

Wasmer is Generally Available

Wasmer is an open-source runtime for executing WebAssembly on server-side. Wasmer 1.0 is now generally available