How to Handle Exceptions With the ThreadPoolExecutor in Python

Backdooring Rust crates for fun and profit

Mononym: Type-Level Named Values in Rust - Part 1: Demo and Implementation

Issue #131

11/25/2021

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How to Handle Exceptions With the ThreadPoolExecutor in Python

Published: 19 November 2021
Tags: python


Writing code that's meant to execute concurrently can be difficult, especially since most languages haven't been built to support it as a central design point. Jason Brownlee's article focuses on the ThreadPoolExecutor functionality in Python, specifically looking at handling exceptions in thread initialization, task execution, and task completion callbacks.


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Backdooring Rust crates for fun and profit

Published: 17 November 2021
Tags: rust, infosec


You know what they say, the best defense is a strong offense! Well in the case of infosec, this is a relatively new approach. In this dangerous article, Sylvain Kerkour presents several methods for hiding and executing backdoor code in Rust crates.


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Mononym: Type-Level Named Values in Rust - Part 1: Demo and Implementation

Published: 31 October 2021
Tags: rust


"Mononym provides the core type Named, which represents a named value of type T with a unique type N as its name". From my understanding, this allows one to create proofs in Rust that are type safe, enabling one to better implement functional programming methods. In this introductory article, Soares Chen demos how the Mononym library can be used, then goes on to discuss the technical details of its implementation.

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