Papers We Love Conf will be back in St. Louis this year as part of the #Strangeloop Pre-Conference Activities!
Camilo Aguilar on the rsync algorithm
These days, mobile phones are packed with multi core CPUs and even GPUs. Despite these advances in hardware, internet connections in most parts of the world are still surprisingly slow and unreliable. This creates a challenge: how can files be efficiently transferred between computers over a low-bandwidth, high latency network connection?
David Ashby on SHA256
While most of us use hash functions on a daily basis, few people can say that they truly understand what’s actually going on when they call SHA2("hello world"). Even fewer can say they’ve bothered to implement the function themselves, considering every introduction to cryptography starts off with a big warning saying to never, ever implement cryptographic primitives and just use vetted libraries due to the security implications.
Jessie Frazelle on SCONE: Secure Linux Containers with Intel SGX
In 2016, the SCONE paper was written and presented at the USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation. It outlined how to use Intel Secure Enclaves to guard containers against attack. Containers are built on the kernel primitives cgroups and namespaces with additional LSM (Linux Security Module) layers on top, such as AppArmor, SELinux, and seccomp.
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