Finally, Covid hit me for the first time, and I was down for the entire last week. I put together thoughts for my weekly journal last Saturday, but before I could write on Sunday, I got sick and bedridden. I don't remember when last time I skipped work for the whole week due to sickness. I wanted some break for sure but not being super sick. Now I lost work time, and that too without an actual vacation. Anyways, I can't complain much. Covid has had a far worse impact on many people around the world. I have not fully recovered yet, but I'm glad to feel a bit normal and excited to start working again.
Project Zero team at Google shared interesting states and blog about zero-day exploits in 2021. The number of vulnerabilities is the highest ever. They mentioned that it's a good thing because it means that detection and disclosure are improving. Outstanding Questions were also intriguing.
GitHub Security Lab team shared an insightful article about Removing the stigma of a CVE. It clarifies what CVE means and clears some myths around it. I also got a bit scared when I first saw the list of vulnerabilities mentioned with CVE numbers next to them in a mobile security analysis report. Later I got more involved with mobile security, so things got easy.
a CVE is a tracking number—nothing more, nothing less
Well, #GoogleIO 2022 is here! Happening on May 11-12. Are you excited?!
Kotlin/JS blog series by Kevin Schildborn
Kotlin: An Illustrated Guide! An awesomely illustrated blog to learn the Kotlin language. It's a must-read and must follow even if you're not a beginner.