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+++ date = 2017-06-18T01:00:00+10:00 description = "This week we cover articles about the NYPD and their LARD cannon, Stanford University hosting malware on a WordPress website, more British Airways drama, destroying production databases and computer science degrees." shorttitle = "Being on call, Tabs VS Spaces, Slack & more" slug = 10 title = "Issue #10: Being on call, Tabs VS Spaces, Slack & more" tags = [ "Stack Overflow", "GitLab", "Slack", "Amazon", "Powershell", "CIA", "Apex", "Malware" ]

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This week marks the 10th edition of Byte by Byte! Hopefully everyone is enjoying it as much as I am but don't hesitate to get involved! 5 more articles for you this week, tabs vs spaces, router attacks and more.


Tool of the week - Apex

Apex is a framework around AWS Lambda functions allowing you to build serverless crons. Apex lets you write code in many different languages, such as Golang, through the use of a Node.js shim injected into the build.

Articles

On-Calliday: A Guide to Unsucking Your On-Call Experience

GitLab covers the tolls that being on call can take on someone and the levels of burnout that can happen. Burnout is real, don't take it as a joke.

Developers Who Use Spaces Make More Money Than Those Who Use Tabs

This argument is as old as time itself and Stack Overflow have finally paired some data with it. I'm pretty firmly in the tab camp but let us know where you stand!

Slack Draws Interest From Amazon.com

Slack has apparently drawn the interest of Amazon. As Microsoft releases Teams and Google releases Hangouts Chat maybe Amazon wants a piece of the chat revolution pie.

New Fileless Malware Uses DNS Queries To Receive PowerShell Commands

This fileless attack uses DNS TXT records to fetch malicious PowerShell commands. Distributed via Word documents this attack runs fully in memory.

Advanced CIA firmware has been infecting Wi-Fi routers for years

The latest round of Vault7 leaks exposes an attack against Linksys, DLink, and Belkin routers codenamed CherryBlossom. This attacked seems to use UPnP and is effective even when using strong passwords.