ReHacked #37: Zoom 0-day vulnerability, Clubhuose data leak and more.

ReHacked #37: Zoom 0-day vulnerability, Clubhuose data leak and more.
This NASA illustration depicts Mars Helicopter Ingenuity during a test flight on the Red Planet

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Since the mid-1970s, almost every jazz musician has owned a copy of  the same book. It has a peach-colored cover, a chunky, 1970s-style logo,  and a black plastic binding. It’s delightfully homemade-looking—like it  was printed by a bunch of teenagers at a Kinkos. And inside is the  sheet music for hundreds of common jazz tunes—also known as jazz  “standards”—all meticulously notated by hand. It’s called the Real Book.

But if you were going to music school in the 1970s, you couldn’t just  buy a copy of the Real Book at the campus bookstore. Because the Real  Book… was illegal. The world’s most popular collection of Jazz  music was a totally unlicensed publication. It was a self-published book  created without permission from music publishers or songwriters. It was  duplicated at photocopy shops and sold on street corners, out of the  trunks of cars, and under the table at music stores where people used  secret code words to make the exchange. The full story of how the Real  Book came to be this bootleg bible of jazz is a complicated one. It’s a  story about what happens when an insurgent, improvisational art form  like Jazz gets codified and becomes something that you can learn from a  book. #culture #music #history

Brian Robson is looking for the two Irishmen who helped stuff  him into a wooden crate in 1965 and ship him home to the U.K. in the  mail.

Robson was 19 and working in Australia when he and two buddies hatched and executed the unconventional plan.

"The  problem is, at the time, we made an agreement that it would be secret  because none of us expected ... any publicity. I mean, the idea was I  would get to London and I would get out of the crate and disappear, go  home and nobody would be any the wiser," Robson told As It Happens host Carol Off.

"Unfortunately, the whole thing went wrong." #history

How to Learn Complex Things Quickly: A Guide #learning

Dorsey, a neurologist at the University of  Rochester Medical Center and author of Ending Parkinson’s Disease,  believes a Parkinson’s epidemic is on the horizon. Parkinson’s is  already the fastest-growing neurological disorder in the world; in the  US, the number of people with Parkinson’s has increased 35% the last 10  years, says Dorsey, and “We think over the next 25 years it will double  again.”

Most cases of  Parkinson’s disease are considered idiopathic – they lack a clear  cause. Yet researchers increasingly believe that one factor is  environmental exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical compound  used in industrial degreasing, dry-cleaning and household products such  as some shoe polishes and carpet cleaners. #health

Home built Scanning Tunneling Microscope #technology #engineering

Spotify is continuing to remove episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience as part of their $100 million exclusive relationship, with more nixed shows discovered this week.

Just last week, Digital Music News first reported that 40 different Joe Rogan Experience podcast episodes  were found missing from Spotify, now the exclusive platform for the  show. Now, that number has quickly grown to 42, with potentially more  shows quietly getting removed from the catalog.

Among the newly-missing is an episode (#411) with Bulletproof Coffee founder Dave Asprey, a frequent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. Strangely, Spotify has deleted three total episodes with Asprey for reasons that aren’t entirely clear. #internet

A list of Python books in English that are free to read online or download. #learning #programming #python

Two Dutch white-hat security specialists entered the annual computer  hacking contest Pwn2Own, managed to find a Remote Code Execution (RCE)  flaw in Zoom and are $200,000 USD better off than they were before.  #security

Days after scraped data from more than a billion Facebook and LinkedIn  profiles, collectively speaking, was put for sale online, it looks like  now it’s Clubhouse’s turn. The upstart platform seems to have  experienced the same fate, with an SQL database containing 1.3 million  scraped Clubhouse user records leaked for free on a popular hacker  forum. #privacy #socialnetworks

The helicopter that NASA has placed on Mars could make its first flight  over the Red Planet within two days after a successful initial test of  its rotors, the US space agency said Friday.                                                                                              

The current plan for the first-ever attempt at powered, controlled flight  on another planet is for the four-pound (1.8 kilogram) helicopter,  dubbed the Ingenuity, to take off from Mars' Jezero Crater on Sunday at  10:54 pm US eastern time (0254 GMT Monday) and hover 10 feet (3 meters)  above the surface for a half-minute, NASA said. #engineering #space

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