Time for some housekeeping – WordPress, plugins etc all patched and back to where they should be (taken long enough) — some more updates on PHP, scheduler integration and large data transfer info coming up soon!
Windows 7 won’t boot up, Safe Mode hangs (typically at CLASSPNP.SYS), the System Recovery can’t fix (Bad Patch and AutoFailover errors) and there are no recovery points to revert back to. Sound familiar? There’s a working solution! Read the rest of this entry »
Oftentimes, you may need to just delete all messages in queue (for example, when your script has gone mad and generated too many messages to handle, once you’ve stopped postfix). It’s quite simple, really: Read the rest of this entry »
Touch surfaces and ubiquitous computing. I’m going through the exercise at the moment with portable touchscreen communicators and business enablers. I’ll relate my experiences with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Slate etc when I’ve spent enough time with the devices to form a full picture. For now, just a short video relating to a view Read the rest of this entry »
The upgrade to 3.0.5 was resleased yesterday. From the release notes:
Two moderate security issues were fixed that could have allowed a Contributor- or Author-level user to gain further access to the site.
One information disclosure issue was addressed that could have allowed an Author-level user to view contents of posts they should not be able to see, such as draft or private posts.
Two security enhancements were added. One improved the security of any plugins which were not properly leveraging our security API. The other offers additional defense in depth against a vulnerability that was fixed in previous release.
As one of the elements of modern society, family life and meeting etiquette, the mobile phone has become that always-on irritating device that, like the traditional land-line telephone, often times gets priority over even human contact Read the rest of this entry »
A new product over at x-pire.net (which redirects to x-pire.de) was unveiled in Germany today, with the aim of embedding expiry times and information into images so that they cannot be viewed after a certain time. In that way there should be a maximum lifespan to digital images on the web to prevent future embarassment, usage etc. At this stage, the prototype is available as plug-in for Firefox (as well as some other browsers in future), and expounds the idea of a ‘forgetful internet’ so that information is not immortal on the web. Read the rest of this entry »
Version 3.0.4 of WordPress, available immediately through the update page in your dashboard or for download here, is a very important update to apply to your sites as soon as possible because it fixes a core security bug in our HTML sanitation library, called KSES. I would rate this release as “critical.” Read the rest of this entry »
Just a quick grouping of resources relating to Stuxnet resources and analysis after the targeted infections of the frequency converters of the Vaasa, Finland based Vacon (though Vacon publicly denies this) and Iranian company Fararo Paya.
The bottomline takeaway – never use default passwords (partical attack vector of the PLCs and SCADAs), and keep systems patched (4 zero-day Windows-based attacks). And don’t allow USB devices on a production network (the entry point of the 0.5Mb virus written in C and C++)… Read the rest of this entry »