Exploring Java 9 with REPL

Miro Cupak works as Senior Software Engineera at DNAstack talks about JShell in Java 9 
15 October 2017   1511

JShell, Java’s read-eval-print-loop implementation, can provide a valuable addition to your workflow and introduces patterns that make exploration of new APIs faster and easier. Although it is undoubtedly one of the more interesting new features of Java 9, there are almost 100 other JEPs covering various smaller and bigger features. This session teaches you how to effectively work with JShell, and it does so by exploring several powerful, less-known features in JDK 9.

Speaker is Miro Cupak, Senior Software Engineer, DNAstack.

New Vulnerability to be Found in Google+

Due to this vulnerability it was possible to obtain private information of 52.5 million accounts
11 December 2018   65

Google decided to close the social network Google+ not in August 2019, but in April. The reason was another vulnerability in the API, due to which it was possible to obtain private information of 52.5 million accounts. The company plans to close the social network API until mid-March 2019.

By December 10, 2018, the following error information was published:

  • Third-party applications requesting access to profile data, because of the bug in the API, received permission to view information, even if it is hidden by privacy settings;
  • the names of users, their email addresses, information about occupation, age and other confidential information were at risk;
  • passwords, financial data and national identification numbers have not been compromised;
  • the company has no evidence that anyone has exploited the vulnerability;
  • the error was fixed within 6 days: from November 7 to November 13, 2018.
  • Google said it sends notifications to all users affected by the bug.

The previous data leak of Google+ users occurred in October 2018. Then about 500 thousand accounts were compromised. The attackers could get the names, email addresses, age, gender and occupation of users.