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ConnectBot is getting ready to release the v1.9 series into the beta group! If you're not part of this group yet and can't wait to test, visit our testing opt-in page:
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.connectbot

Also we need help translating the new strings in the upcoming release. If you speak another language, please help us out!
https://translations.launchpad.net/connectbot/trunk
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My previous post now more official :)
 
PSA: Linking against platform libraries not in the NDK could break your app

Android is moving from OpenSSL to BoringSSL in the AOSP (https://goo.gl/BZOaBc).  If your app links against platform libraries (such as libcrypto.so) that aren’t in the Android NDK, it’ll likely break in a future platform release.

The move to BoringSSL will increase the consistency amongst Android, Chrome, and other products.  To find out more about BoringSSL and its motivations, see Adam Langley’s blog post (https://goo.gl/pFyZVI).  For most developers this should be an invisible change.  However some apps mistakenly link against the platform libcrypto.so or libssl.so, which isn’t part of the Android NDK API.  If you’re using the Android NDK in your app, you must not link against any library that isn’t part of the Android NDK API.  These libraries are not public API, and may change or break without notice across releases and devices. In addition, you may expose yourself to security vulnerabilities. Instead, you should modify your native code to call the Java cryptography APIs via JNI or to statically link against a cryptography library of your choice.

#AndroidDev   #BoringSSL  
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Public Service Announcement: Do not link against the platform libcrypto.so in your Android app!

The libcrypto.so library is not in the NDK and it is not even ABI stable. If you're linking against a libcrypto.so from some random version of the platform, you're most likely weakening your security. Either make a Java upcall or statically link against the crypto library you want.
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Mr. Stowers was a great philanthropist and his contributions will benefit generations to come. He will be missed.
James E. Stowers Jr., the billionaire founder of one of the nation’s leading investment management firms who gave away most of his fortune to fight disease, died March 17 at his home in Kansas City, M...
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Okay, I know you just wanted to obfuscate your data, but a Vigenère cipher does not work when most of your data file is whitespace. #TrueStory   #BadAppliedCrypto
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This is a really slick testing framework for spotting problems in your networking usage. Highly recommended for every developer to test their app.
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Clicking the publish button on ConnectBot v1.8.2 at the pub!
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Yep, hopefully ConnectBot v2.0 can use AOSP Terminal.
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A book on SELinux in Android was just published; an area sorely lacking in content thus far. I was honored to be asked to write a foreword for it!
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It looks like LastPass is using up an average of 230MB and running 100% of the time if it's configured as an accessibility service and with the floating bubble option. Have you guys looked at slimming this down? Ideally it should be around 35MB.

You can check the "Settings -> Developer Options -> Process Stats" to see what I'm talking about.
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+Carmelo Roldan, which type of phone do you have? Nexus 5 running Lollipop here.
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I've been experimenting with OpenSCAD and have created my first part! It's a grommet for the central hole of the dual extruder plate where the wires are routed. It might still need a bit of tweaking, but, as a programmer, I'm loving OpenSCAD.
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