Ken Thompson 的密碼

剛剛看到這串還蠻歡樂的...

起因於 BSD 3 的程式碼裡面有個 /etc/passwd,而且是帶有 crypt 的版本:「unix-history-repo/etc/passwd」。

裡面有蠻多密碼都已經被解出來了,但還是有些還沒解出來... 而最近的消息是 ken (Ken Thompson) 的密碼被解了出來:「Ken Thompson's Unix password」。

From: Nigel Williams <nw@retrocomputingtasmania.com>
Cc: TUHS main list <tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Recovered /etc/passwd files
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 16:49:48 +1100

ken is done:

ZghOT0eRm4U9s:p/q2-q4!

took 4+ days on an AMD Radeon Vega64 running hashcat at about 930MH/s
during that time (those familiar know the hash-rate fluctuates and
slows down towards the end).

另外解出來的人也發現了這組密碼是一組西洋棋的 Descriptive notation,跟 Ken Thompson 的背景也相符:

From: Nigel Williams <nw@retrocomputingtasmania.com>
Cc: TUHS main list <tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Recovered /etc/passwd files
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 16:52:00 +1100

On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 4:49 PM Nigel Williams
<nw@retrocomputingtasmania.com> wrote:
> ZghOT0eRm4U9s:p/q2-q4!

BTW, is that a chess move?

不過我覺得最好玩的是這個,不確定是不是本尊就是了:

From: Ken Thompson via TUHS <tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org>
To: Andy Kosela <akosela@andykosela.com>
Cc: TUHS main list <tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Recovered /etc/passwd files
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 01:53:25 -0700

congrats.

On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 1:16 AM Andy Kosela <akosela@andykosela.com> wrote:
>
> On 10/9/19, Warner Losh <imp@bsdimp.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 11:52 PM Nigel Williams
> > <nw@retrocomputingtasmania.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 4:49 PM Nigel Williams
> >> <nw@retrocomputingtasmania.com> wrote:
> >> > ZghOT0eRm4U9s:p/q2-q4!
> >>
> >> BTW, is that a chess move?
> >>
> >
> > Most common opening.
> >
>
> Descriptive chess notation is not as popular today as it was back in
> the 70s, but it actually makes perfect sense as Ken is a long time
> chess enthusiast.
>
> --Andy

還有 Rob Pike 對這件事情不怎麼贊同的看法:

From: Rob Pike <robpike@gmail.com>
To: Nigel Williams <nw@retrocomputingtasmania.com>
Cc: TUHS main list <tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Recovered /etc/passwd files
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 09:59:43 -1000

I coulda told you that. One tends to learn passwords (inadvertently) when
they're short and typed nearby often enough. (Sorry, ken.)

If I remember right, the first half of this password was on a t-shirt
commemorating Belle's first half-move, although its notation may have been
different.

Interesting though it is, though, I find this hacking distasteful. It was
distasteful back when, and it still is. The attitudes around hackery have
changed; the position nowadays seems to be that the bad guys are doing it
so the good guys should be rewarded for doing it first. That's disingenuous
at best, and dangerous at worst.

-rob


On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 7:50 PM Nigel Williams <nw@retrocomputingtasmania.com>
wrote:

> ken is done:
>
> ZghOT0eRm4U9s:p/q2-q4!
>
> took 4+ days on an AMD Radeon Vega64 running hashcat at about 930MH/s
> during that time (those familiar know the hash-rate fluctuates and
> slows down towards the end).
>

意外的引誘到一群人跑出來...

各種對 AWS Managemenet Console 的抱怨...

Hacker News Daily 上看到 Reddit 上面有一篇對 AWS Management Console 的抱怨文,差不多是兩個月前開始累積的:「I am stupefied every day by the awfulness of the AWS web console」。

AWS 的主力開發因為是以 API 為主,而 AWS Management Console 能做的事情一直都少蠻多的 (看起來是一個團隊在開發,然後呼叫 API),而且的確是常常中 bug,所以會有這樣的抱怨其實不太意外...

然後就有人放火了:

[–]canadian_sysadmin 24 points 2 months ago
I see you've never used Azure...

[–]myron-semack 18 points 2 months ago
AWS’s console sucks because they don’t give a damn about UI. They are API-first.

Azure’s console sucks because they tried to make it nice but failed.

[–]ryantiger658 5 points 2 months ago
I was scrolling looking for this comment. Azures interface has made me appreciate AWS even more.

Azure 被偷戳了好幾下 XDDD 然後 GCP 也被偷戳了:

[–]edgan 1 point 2 months ago
It could br better, but it is far better than than Azure and GCP. Azure's old one was better than their new beta interface last I saw it. GCP has some interesting ideas, but the side bar centric design doesn't function well. It also tries to do too much, and is too JavaScript-y happy.

通常用 AWS 自己的 CloudFormation 或是第三方的 Terraform 管理還是比較常見的方式 (基於 Infrastructure as code 的概念),而 AWS Managemenet Console 當作是輔助,因為目前的雲端服務在設計上的確是希望你多用 API...

Python 的 code formatter:Black

Black 是一套 Python 上的 Code Formatter,可以幫你重排程式碼以符合 coding style 與 coding standard,比起只是告訴你哪邊有錯來的更進階...

記得以前好像不是掛在官方帳號下面的,翻了一下發現在 Hacker News 上的「https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17151813」這則可以看到,去年在 ambv 的 repository 上,現在則是被導到 python 的組織下了 :o

目前還是掛 beta,另外有不少 practice 讓人不太舒服,像是 Hacker News 上「https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19939806」這邊提到的:

Against my better judgment I'll bite.
I super dislike black's formatting, and I think it's really rare to actually see it in codebases. It wraps weirdly (sometimes not at all). I'd prefer to use yapf, but last I checked it still crashes on "f-strings".

Here's a small example:

    basket.add({
        apple.stem
        for satchel in satchels
        for apple in satchel
    })
Black formats this as:
    basket.add(
        {
            apple.stem
            for satchel in satchels
            for apple in satchel
        }
    )
        
I've never seen Python code like that.
I totally believe using a formatter is good practice. Black is in a challenging position of coming into a community with a lot of existing code and customs, and I get that. But I also think that's an opportunity, rather than having to guess at what is good, there's a wealth of prior art to look at. I wish it had done this, rather than essentially codify the author's style.

看起來還有很多可以調整的,然後也可以考慮用看看... 以前是 3rd-party 還可以丟著不管,現在帶有官方色彩得看一下 :o

apt-get 的安全性漏洞

前幾天寫的「APT 不使用 HTTPS 的說明」的當下就已經有看到在講這個漏洞,但沒讀完就一直放著沒寫:「Remote Code Execution in apt/apt-get」。

漏洞出在實作上的問題,對於 HTTP 重導的程式碼沒有處理好外部字串,在還沒修正的機器上用這個指令關閉 redirect,避免在修正的過程反而被 RCE 打進去:

sudo apt update -o Acquire::http::AllowRedirect=false
sudo apt upgrade -o Acquire::http::AllowRedirect=false

但也不是 HTTPS 就能避免這個問題,因為 HTTPS 連線用的程式碼又是另外一份,裡面不知道有沒有問題 (像是之前經典的 Heartbleed),所以應該還是會繼續爭吵吧...

GitHub 在計畫讓使用者可以用自然語言搜尋...

GitHub 計畫讓使用者可以用自然語言搜尋,目前還在測試階段:「Towards Natural Language Semantic Code Search」。

看起來是透過不同的 encoder,轉到 vector space 後查詢:

在文章裡是拿「ping REST api and return results」當作範例:

之後找範例與用法就不用只在 StackOverflow 上找了... (咦)

7-Zip 的 RCE 安全性問題

7-Zip 被發現安全性問題 (CVE-2018-10115):「7-Zip: From Uninitialized Memory to Remote Code Execution」。而在 2018/04/30 推出的 18.05 修正了這個問題:「7-Zip 18.05」。

The vulnerability in RAR unpacking code was fixed (CVE-2018-10115).

除了修正以外,另外也開了 ASLR,對安全性會多一些防禦:

2018-03-06 - Discovery
2018-03-06 - Report
2018-04-14 - MITRE assigned CVE-2018-10115
2018-04-30 - 7-Zip 18.05 released, fixing CVE-2018-10115 and enabling ASLR on the executables.

手上有裝 7-Zip 的人要記得更新...

台固的網域名稱轉出到 Gandi,以及 GDPR...

看到 othree 的「TFN 域名轉出」這篇,剛好前陣子把 git.tw 也轉到 Gandi 上,也遇到一樣的問題... 以往的經驗是網域註冊商會提供 authorization code,但台固的系統是讓你自己輸入,懂這點後就好處理了:

所以結論是,TFN 域名轉出時要輸入的移轉中密碼其實就是給使用者自訂 authorization code,而且還有個蠻短的長度限制 XD

另外是因為 GDPR 所以看不到 whois 資料了,像是 othree 提到的 markdown.tw

gslin@GSLIN-HOME [~] [14:32/W2] whois markdown.tw
Domain Name: markdown.tw
   Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
   Registrant:
      
      Not displayed due to GDPR
      FR

   Administrative Contact:
      Not displayed due to GDPR

   Technical Contact:
      Not displayed due to GDPR

   Record expires on 2020-03-07 (YYYY-MM-DD)
   Record created on 2011-03-07 (YYYY-MM-DD)

   Domain servers in listed order:
      ns-171-a.gandi.net      
      ns-114-b.gandi.net      
      ns-144-c.gandi.net      

Registration Service Provider: GANDI SAS

我自己的 git.tw 也是:

gslin@GSLIN-HOME [~] [14:34/W2] whois git.tw
Domain Name: git.tw
   Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
   Registrant:
      
      Not displayed due to GDPR
      FR

   Administrative Contact:
      Not displayed due to GDPR

   Technical Contact:
      Not displayed due to GDPR

   Record expires on 2019-05-23 (YYYY-MM-DD)
   Record created on 2008-05-23 (YYYY-MM-DD)

   Domain servers in listed order:
      kristin.ns.cloudflare.com      
      paul.ns.cloudflare.com         

Registration Service Provider: GANDI SAS

這樣就有點麻煩了,以後如果要聯絡的話只剩下 DNS 內的 SOA record

GitHub 的 review 系統可以判讀 PHP 的結構了...

GitHub 宣佈支援 review 系統可以讀 PHP 的結構,讓使用者更好操作了:「Quickly review changed functions in your PHP pull requests」。

GitHub 官方給的範例還蠻清楚的,在 Jump to... 的地方提供了 PHP 的結構:

V8 version 6.5 (Chrome 65) 的改變

V8 version 6.5 將會有不少改變:「V8 release v6.5」。

其中因為 Spectre 的關係,新的 V8 設計了 Untrusted code mode,拿來跑不信任的程式,裡面會設計反制措施。而且這在新版的 Chrome 將會預設開啟:

In response to the latest speculative side-channel attack called Spectre, V8 introduced an untrusted code mode. If you embed V8, consider leveraging this mode in case your application processes user-generated, not-trustworthy code. Please note that the mode is enabled by default, including in Chrome.

另外是針對 WebAssembly 提供邊下載邊 compile 的能力,這讓速度大幅提昇。在原文是拿一個比較大包的 WebAssembly 來測試:

For the graph below we measure the time it takes to download and compile a WebAssembly module with 67 MB and about 190,000 functions. We do the measurements with 25 Mbit/sec, 50 Mbit/sec, and 100 Mbit/sec download speed.

可以看到網路不夠快的使用者就會直接被 compile 速度跟上,讓瀏覽器在下載時就做一些事情。

另外在某些情況下對 Array 的操作會有大幅改善:

這些新功能與改善都會在 Chrome 65 推出。依照「Chrome Platform Status」這邊的資料,stable 版預定在三月初,beta 版應該是要出了... (雖然上面寫著 2/1,但目前好像還沒更新)