When investigating an incident that involved domain redirection and a suspected tech support scam, I recorded my interactions with the individual posing as a help desk technician and researched the background of this scheme. It was an educational exchange, to say the least. Here’s what I learned about this person’s and his employer’s techniques and objectives.
Security Advisory: XSS Vulnerability Affecting Multiple WordPress Plugins. Keep your fingers on that update button folks.
Multiple WordPress Plugins are vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS) due to the misuse of the addqueryarg() and removequeryarg() functions. These are popular functions used by developers to modify and add query strings to URLs within WordPress.
The just released Jurassic World - Official Global Trailer shows a bit more of the plot and while I’m not convinced, I know I’ll be there opening weekend regardless…
Double the nostalgia… Floppy disks and Nirvana!: HDD and Floppy Music: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit - YouTube
ResearchKit is now out there on github. I’m sure the Apple haters will still complain, but it’s out there and available, and (in theory) will help researchers do great things. Now how about that FaceTime Apple…?
The Bitcoin miner was quickly suspended until further notice. Based on the negative backlash from users it was recently announced that the “offer” would not be reinstated.
Guess we’ll see…
This ad for the New Peugeot 208 GTi is really nothing short of “epic”.
Jeff Atwood digs deep into security, bugs, and perceptions and misperceptions in Given Enough Money, All Bugs Are Shallow.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has a fantastic segment on Government Surveillance, including an interview and some amazing footage. Here’s the embedded:
Regardless of what you think of Snowden, this is a fantastic bit of video, and an amazing interview.