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Tag: security

WordPress Is About Responsibility

Your WordPress site (or any web site you put on the Internet) has value. Take care of it, it is…

Tin Foil Hat Gravatars

Sometimes I do overthink things. I wrote a plugin to protect Gravatar image URLs.

Yes, but how does Matt really feel?

It reads a little like a rant, but you really can’t blame him. I’m not even going to link any…

Village Idiot wants to punish the Newark Scare guy

Here we go. “He’s really an unwelcome guest,” Lautenberg told The Record of Bergen County. “He should be returned to…

Woo, they got the Newark Scare Guy

Nice to see Senator Lautenberg still goes for the sound bite. Is he up for re-election? “This was a terrible…

Get your red hot WordPress 2.8.6

WordPress 2.8.6 is out and it’s a security release so update now. I’m expecting the usual complaints on the support…

DNS excitement! Panic at the office!

Well not really panic, just your usual vulnerability patching day at the office. When I saw Dan Kaminsky demonstrate voice…

WordPress file monitoring

Over a week ago I complained about WordPress users crying security wolf and not being able to recover their blog…

Sigh, WordPress users and hacking

If you are not running the latest version of WordPress and you get hacked, don’t go to the WordPress forum…

.htaccess to prevent wp-pass.php redirects

See the BUGTRAQ explanation here. By passing arguments to wp-pass.php, the wp-pass.php file will send the requesting browser to the URL that wp_http_refferer points to. By using a simple script the WordPress installation is easily verified as susceptible.

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