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Getting started or getting ahead in IT is a moving target, so we’ve crowd sourced some of the best tips and advice to help. Plus a tricky use of zero-width characters to catch a leaker, a breakdown of the new BranchScope attack, and a full post-mortem of the recent Travis CI outage.Sponsored By:Digital Ocean: Apply our promo snapocean after you create your account, and get a $10 credit. Promo Code: snapoceanTing: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo Code: Visit techsnap.ting.comiXSystems: Get a system purpose built for you. Promo Code: Tell them we sent you!Links:Invisibly inserting usernames into text with Zero-Width Characters — Zero-width characters are invisible, ‘non-printing’ characters that are not displayed by the majority of applications.Incident Post-Mortem and Security Advisory — On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 12:04 UTC a database query was accidentally run against our production database which truncated all tables.As predicted, more branch prediction processor attacks are…