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Submission + - PHP Is First Language To Add "Modern" Cryptography Library To Its Core (bleepingcomputer.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The PHP team has unanimously voted to integrate the Libsodium library in the PHP core, and by doing so, becoming the first programming language to support a modern cryptography library by default. Developers approved a proposal with a vote of 37 to 0 and decided that Libsodium will be added to the upcoming PHP 7.2 release that will be launched towards the end of 2017.

Scott Arciszewski, the cryptography expert who made the proposal says that by supporting modern crypto in the PHP core, the PHP team will force the WordPress team to implement better security in its CMS, something they avoided until now. Additionally, it will allow PHP and CMS developers to add advanced cryptography features to their apps that run on shared hosting providers, where until now they weren't able to install custom PHP extensions to support modern cryptography. Other reasons on why he made the proposal are detailed in depth here.

Arciszewski also says that PHP is actually "the first" programming language to support a "modern" cryptography library in its core, despite Erlang and Go including similar libraries, which he claims are not as powerful and up-to-date as PHP's upcoming Libsodium implementation.

Comment Re:ECC (Score 1) 252

No boot ROM means that a hardware device constructed from discrete logic and analog chips directly demodulates digital data from the radio, addresses the memory, and writes the data. Once this process is completed, it de-asserts the RESET line of the CPU and the CPU starts executing from an address in memory. Really no ROM!

Comment Re:This won't be successful. (Score 1) 85

The usual bit-wise arguments on slashdot. You are missing the first rule of racing- that people will race anything. Have you ever been to a real race? There are usually several different classes raced during the event. So there will be a new class for autonomous cars. People will enjoy seeing it for varieties sake.

Comment Re:Cake or death (Score 1) 730

I love the black and white thinking displayed here. That's why HR has policies and training so employees understand them.
First offense: sent home for a week
Second offense: sent home for a month (hopefully they will spend the time looking for another job)
Third: shown the door.


It's obvious nobody at Uber worked a real job before....

Submission + - Trump has 3,643 websites (cnn.com) 3

mykepredko writes: http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/2... reports that Donald Trump has a vast online portfolio of domain names — digital addresses that foreshadowed his political career, business projects and accusations of unethical behavior.

CNNMoney investigated 20 years of internet records using DomainTools, which tracks registrations and transfers. Some are obvious choices he acquired long ago, like TrumpOrganization.com and TrumpBuilding.org. But Trump has also grabbed names that could be used against him, including TrumpFraud.org and TrumpScam.com.

Comment Re:Reviving acient microorganisms... (Score 1) 99

It appears Hollywood may have also essentially done a remake set on the ISS in "Life" due out next month, complete with a 155 second Youtube trailer that seems to pretty much give the entire plot away. As if that's not bad enough, it's entirely possible there may also be some kind of message about the current political situation regarding illegal aliens in there too just for good measure, but at least it looks pretty...

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