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Remote Code Execution in apt/apt-get

tl;dr I found a vulnerability in apt that allows a network man-in-the-middle (or a malicious package mirror) to execute arbitrary code as root on a machine installing any package. The bug has been fixed in the latest versions of apt. If you’re worried about being exploited during the update process...
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How Companies Are Building Sustainable AI and ML Initiatives

In 2017, we published “How Companies Are Putting AI to Work Through Deep Learning,” a report based on a survey we ran aiming to help leaders better understand how organizations are applying AI through deep learning. We found companies were planning to use deep learning over the next 12-18 months....
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9 Trends to Watch in Systems Engineering and Operations

If your job or business relies on systems engineering and operations, be sure to keep an eye on the following trends in the months ahead. AIOps Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) will allow for improved software delivery pipelines in 2019. This practice incorporates machine learning...
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Finding Equilibrium in Post-Kubernetes Open-Source Computing

As Kubernetes is leveraged as the foundation for an increasing number of critical enterprise technologies and enables the new industry standard of hybrid cloud, open-source participants are reckoning with both the challenge and opportunity of working within a new collaborative digital economy. “The...
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Bash's Built-in printf Function

Even if you're already familiar with the printf command, if you got your information via "man printf" you may be missing a couple of useful features that are provided by bash's built-in version of the standard printf(1) command. If you didn't know bash had its own version of printf, then you didn't...
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7 Reliability Questions Engineering Managers Need to Ask Their Teams

Modern software teams face no shortage of edge cases and variations across the service categories and tiers of their ever-evolving architectures. In the midst of leading a team through the day-to-day firefighting, it can be difficult to see the forest for the trees. But as managers, we know our...
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Deep Learning 101 — Role of Deep Learning in Artificial Intelligence

It is important to understand some basic concepts of AI, ML and Deep Learning to get a better sense of What they do and How they can be useful. Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like human. Machine...
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Ditching Out-of-Date Documentation Infrastructure

Long ago, the Linux kernel started using 00-Index files to list the contents of each documentation directory. This was intended to explain what each of those files documented. Henrik Austad recently pointed out that those files have been out of date for a very long time and were probably not used...
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How Men and Women Approach Open Source Differently

With open source software becoming more and more a requirement for job searchers, job seekers are finding that it is critical to becoming a part of this community. Many would rather see a GitHub profile than a CV. But currently, only about 10 percent of open source contributors are women. For this...
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CoreDNS Joins the Ranks of CNCF Graduates

Created just three years ago and admitted to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as an incubating project a year later, DNS server CoreDNS has come a long way. Last month, CoreDNS was named the default DNS for Kubernetes and now the CNCF has announced that the project will join the ranks...
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