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Mitigating Known Security Risks in Open Source Libraries

This is an excerpt from Securing Open Source Libraries, by Guy Podjarny. Read the preceding chapter or view the full report. There are several ways to fix vulnerable packages, but upgrading is the best choice. If that is not possible, patching offers a good alternative. The following sections...
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Introducing RLlib: A Composable and Scalable Reinforcement Learning Library

In a previous post, I outlined emerging applications of reinforcement learning (RL) in industry. I began by listing a few challenges facing anyone wanting to apply RL, including the need for large amounts of data, and the difficulty of reproducing research results and deriving the error estimates...
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Understanding Shared Libraries in Linux

In programming, a library is an assortment of pre-compiled pieces of code that can be reused in a program. Libraries simplify life for programmers, in that they provide reusable functions, routines, classes, data structures and so on (written by a another programmer), which they can use in their...
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Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me: Analysing the Use of Outdated JavaScript Libraries on the Web

Thou shalt not depend on me: analysing the use of outdated JavaScript libraries on the web Lauinger et al., NDSS 2017 Just based on the paper title alone, if you had to guess what the situation is with outdated JavaScript libraries on the web, you’d probably guess it was pretty bad. It turns out it...
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