If they're open sourcing it to get more active development, I expect they've got a tough row to hoe.
I don't think they're putting the source code out there so people will improve these libraries. They've got the payroll to hire armies of people to work on this. I suspect Microsoft wants to see greater adoption of this code by seeding an ecosystem of projects that are utilizing it. Kind of like how they've posted Windows 10 iOT for free. Different, though, because it's not open source, but they want people to use it so their platform stays relevant in a quickly evolving technological landscape.
Sure, but taken far enough this solution would mean the attackers would need to write a whole new thing.
I'm thinking one really big wrench that can be thrown into algorithmic detection is if a randomly selected salt is used in each permutation of the malware. That could force this type of analysis to require dramatically larger resources with little architectural investment on the part of the malware creators.
Turn off the TV. Go into online learning fast & hard.
I've been thinking about this comment all day. I can't endorse the sentiment more. Especially when machine learning is looming on the horizon.
Everyone reading this now better be continually expanding their skill set and experience. The promise of machine learning is to make those who aren't doing this obsolete in the workforce. If you think domain knowledge makes you irreplaceable, that's exactly the target of machine learning.
Udemy has really well-produced online classes available for ten bucks. Go enroll now and thank me when you have a job in ten years.
You're assuming that an attacker can't compromise any routers, NATs, firewalls, or other systems in between.
Yeah, because the people who break into houses don't have those skills or they would be committing less-risky crime that doesn't involve broken glass, guns, dogs, pepper spray, and pawn shops.
"By using open source encryption libraries, we can help guard against back doors designed to compromise your privacy."
No guarantee against back doors. They're just helping to guard against them.
To some degree, the fact that nearly everyone else who's a hotshot in the tech industry is there means it's easier to find the talent you want there.
I think there's a widespread misconception that San Fran is this big mingling party of 'hot shots.' That talent pool is filled with clueless millennials as much as geniuses. Both groups of recruits think they are geniuses and will attempt to leverage unrealistic salaries.
As easy as it is to recruit from that genius pool next to the Bay, so too, is it easy to lose your genius back into the pool. Might make more sense to get them stranded out in Biloxi...
What can you suggest?
If you get divorced, make it a top priority over career to stay in same town as the children. Phone and video is no substitution for your presence in their lives.
I strongly suspect every German brand is doing the same thing in the US...
You know, Mercedes doesn't really sell many of their diesel passenger cars in the US like they do in Europe. I suspect the obstacle is the stringent EPA regulations limiting their ability to deliver a vehicle in the US with compelling gas mileage AND performance.
Mercedes management needs to be scrutinized by shareholders right now. While Volkswagen has been selling dozens of thousands of diesel vehicles in the US, Mercedes management should have been demanding their engineers create similar products. When the engineers shrugged their shoulders saying, "It can't be done without cheating the tests," Mercedes management should have conducted independent tests on Volkswagen TDI cars and alerted the EPA of the fraud. Where's the competitive research?!?!? Mercedes really has dropped the ball here.
An engineer is someone who does list processing in FORTRAN.