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The Hacks

Apr 16, 2024

Tom and Chunga are tired, TIRED of talking about AI!  They need a dang break from talking about AI!!  Are they going to get a break in this episode of The Hacks?  Nope... Well, ok, kind of.

At the start of the year, Tom predicted one of the biggest stories of 2024 will be the failure and ultimate collapse of a whole...

Apr 9, 2024

Do you remember a few episodes ago, when Chunga said "The tech industry is terrible at this! We're the worst I've ever seen, in any industry, when it comes to taking 20-steps to do something, when it can be done in two!" This episode of The Hacks, is a perfect case study of what Chunga's talking about.


Apr 2, 2024

Tom and Chunga have a good one for you today! 

Late last week, news broke that an extremely dangerous backdoor CVE, built within the XZ compression library had compromised Linux Debian Unstable and Fedora 40-41.  Fortunately, was discovered before it could hit an enterprise platform!

Tom says this particular CVE was...

Mar 26, 2024

Tom tells people a lot... a lot. When you choose to pick up or "adopt" open source software, you take on a certain level of liability. If you choose to deploy open source software into your infrastructure you run the risk of that software going away!

We've seen this happen several times within the past year. Now things...

Mar 19, 2024

Chunga noticed somehting recently, and he's wondering if it's symptomatic of a larger problem. A few weeks ago, a video game emulator company called "Yuzu" was sued by Nintendo. Yuzu folded and disappeared almost immediately. Since then, several other emulator makers have done the same thing.  Many of them...