Don't Panic Labs Reading List

DPL Reading List – June 5, 2020

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Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.

Google resumes Chrome’s more privacy-friendly SameSite cookie update – Google will bring its SameSite cookie update back starting July 14th, alongside the launch of Chrome 84. Chrome used to accept cookies by default. However, Chrome will now block cookies from functioning in a third-party context unless they carry certain labels.

 

Go read this story about how a lost NES game was recovered after 30 years – Read how digital archivists discovered a previously lost Nintendo Entertainment System game based on the 1990 film Days of Thunder.

 

NetWalker Ransomware – What You Need to Know – “Poisoned emails sent by the group disguise themselves to appear related to the Coronavirus crisis, but when recipients click on the attached Word or Excel file their computers are compromised.”

 

NASA’s Original Laptop: The GRiD Compass – This rugged-looking computer was the first clamshell laptop to fly on the space shuttle.

 

Dangerous SHA-1 crypto function will die in SSH linking millions of computers – SSH developers finally deprecate aging hash function.

 

Lasers Write Data Into Glass – With our ever-growing need for storage, companies are looking at new materials to archive huge amounts of data.

 

Optical Atomic Clocks Are Ready to Redefine Time – Researchers have figured out how to convert high-performance signals from optical clocks into a microwave signal that can more easily find use in modern electronic systems.