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DEATH by COMMENTS: WordPress XSS vuln is BIGGEST for YEARS

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Re: Comments

Word Press could help themselves greatly by having a way to disable commenting. I run several sites, neither of which need comments enabled, but to do that effectively I'm forced to use a 3rd party plugin.

Just don't enable them. That works here on two sites here. No 3rd party plugin is needed.

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@ silent_count: Yes, there are lots of WordPress sites that makes one roll one's eyes, but we're talking about code here and as Trevor points out, what else are you going to use? WordPress in particular is very accessible to many people where more complicated solutions would not be, and roll your own definitely wouldn't.

What this makes me think about though is updates. I've run one particular very old versioned WP site for a number of years without issue or incident until a few months ago when the pressure to update finally got to me. Within days the spam was unbearable and the site got hacked. I'm not impressed. It seems like one has to divine which version to update. Every second, every third? If one updates every time it would seem like one is vulnerable half the time, whereas if one never updates one is either not vulnerable or vulnerable all the time. How does one win the update game?

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Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault

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Reliability

So what DiData is saying is that as you decrease reliability in one area (theirs), you need to increase it in another (yours) in order to compensate. Got it.

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Google Contributor: Ad-block killer – or proof NO ONE will pay for news?

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Re: huh?

I would be more than happy to pay for access to 'journalism' sites, (hereafter called 'deadstream' media), if they accurately reported the news, rather that exercises in how many ways to lie and how to help fellow liars get elected..

So ignore the ones that don't fit your wishes and only go to the ones that do. There are indeed a few good ones out there. Why not send them five bucks once in a while? That would help them become more prominent.

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FCC: Gonna need y'all to cough up $1.5bn to put broadband in schools

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Re: Only the #@#$%!! FCC

I dunno, why not find out, rather than being indignant and basically attacking teachers for making use of the internet as a teaching tool?

I'm not sure why you would think that I'm attacking teachers for making use of the internet as a teaching tool. I think it's a great resource and hope it becomes available to all. I think the part you missed is my (perhaps subtle to you) reference to bandwidth and resources. I've seen what the school system is doing in that regard and it is often resource hungry fluff in relation to what is being taught, and perhaps learned. My point (since you didn't get it the first time) is that it would be more beneficial to get bandwidth to those that don't have any, as opposed to getting more bandwidth to those that already have some.

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Re: Only the #@#$%!! FCC

Rather than placing internet service under public utility rules, thus requiring the monopolies to extend universal coverage, the FCC opts to increase the tax on the users. This reinforces wealth redistribution in America, flowing from bottom to top.

Have an upvote. That is exactly what is going on.

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"Still, 63 per cent of public schools – over 40 million students – don't have broadband connections to the building capable of taking advantage of modern digital learning," the FCC noted

What is "modern digital learning"? Why does everything to do with digital learning need so much bandwidth? Perhaps so everybody in the class can watch Youtube tutorials and the teachers can relax and go home early? I think the teachers need some "digital learning" and the FCC needs to focus on getting a good and stable internet everywhere.

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You know those WEIRD glass sheds in New York? They'll be replaced with Gbps WiFi

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Where will Clark Kent change clothes??

Behind a cloud.

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America, here's what the FCC's Rosenworcel REALLY thinks about your broadband

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Re: A more pertinent question

@P.Lee, I didn't give you a thumbs down, but like the next poster I think you missed the point which is the lack of education of the teachers. Using on-line resources like Wikipedia can be well accomplished using even dialup. You're right though about the disingenious focus on layout and the like.

Nevertheless, I think that the pertinent question would rather be, why don't these people have an internet connection of any kind? Slow, or otherwise. To me the explanation would likely be one of two. One, the incumbents will not spend money on getting a connection to less profitable areas. Or, two, people are not educated in the ways of affording a connection. Those that have only POTS available are, of course, not easily served. But those that have cable or DSL or rural wireless available in the area, can drop their $30-50 per month telephone and put it on an internet connection with very little, if any, additional cost per month. This works for my slow rural wireless connection where I'm using world class VoIP from Callcentric, so I'm not talking theory here.

To me the issue that should be addressed by the Lifeline program is actual access being provided by the Telcos. Internet cost in existing areas is probably a red herring. These users likely already have a redundant telephone bill (as described above) or perhaps an addictive attachment to an even higher priced TV access which they are prioritizing over internet access.

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ITU thought bubble ponders mass mobe-tracking to kill fake IT

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Who has ITU been sleeping with?

ITU and piracy sounds like a marriage made in heaven.

“A focus of the event will be to examine the role of ICT . . . in tracing counterfeit goods and identifying their origins.”

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Cybersecurity? Nothing to do with us, mate – Google and Facebook

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Re: Once again ...

cyber

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Net neutrality, Verizon, open internet ... How can we solve this mess?

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Seems though that they want to have a "fast lane" or a "heavy weight" lane for heavy bandwidth but at some level there's the fear that the higher paying clients will be given preference at the expense of the lower paying clients..

It's hard to tell exactly what people's fears really are. I don't see a problem with anybody being given preference as long as I can still get what I paid for with my lower payment, in terms of bandwidth. My worry is that there isn't enough available. The higher paying fast lane types will be taking it all, and I'll be sitting on the ramp waiting to get in the line. I think this is a real worry because the incumbents haven't shown themselves to be particularly gleeful about the prospect of building more infrastructure.

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Net neutrality, Obama, FCC, Title II:Your ESSENTIAL guide to WTF is happening

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Re: The problem is not with the cable part of these cable companies...

I say move to a model where a home can purchase a higher bandwidth service if they want, but regardless of that the cable company treats all content the same within the bandwidth that is available.

A home can only purchase a higher bandwidth if there is one on offer. In other words, much of North America is not going to have an adequate modern connection. For example, the Canadian Government has defined broadband as 5mbps, and are wishing for everybody to have that, but it's not happening yet and it doesn't look likely to happen any time soon. So, how is your model going to address that? Things don't just develop out of thin air.

Another problem is that with the way the big guys work right now, they want to charge more for a commodity that is in demand than spend money to provide more of it.

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The Pirate Bay co-founder exits jail, now, er, free to eat vegan food

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Re: This is what it takes to get into the high security wing of your local clink.

Actually, if you want to put ethics to one side then piracy is probably a net positive for the Swedish economy, since most of the things being pirated would be American produced and not paying for it would mean more money staying in Sweden to be spent on other things, rather than going to US companies.

Exactly. This is done all the time. The state of California gets electricity from Canada and refuses to pay because they prefer to spend the money on other things. Keeping money from going out of a country is often considered good economics. There are freetards at all levels. Frankly, I think singling out file sharing borders on bizarre.

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Newly public dot-dentist flogger Rightside's shares jump on strong domain sales

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Re: Is this allowed?

Isn't this auction rigging of some kind?

It's not the auction house that's doing it, so I think it's fine.

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ICANN creates 'UN Security Council for the internet', installs itself as a permanent member

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devious

No wonder they decide to model themselves on the United Nations.

Which is ironic because they have previously named the United Nations as being out of the picture and not acceptable to them in terms of future ICANN control.

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Robot deputy blasts possibly explosive Mexican beans with CANNON in 'controlled explosion'

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Ticking?

Good thing they got it stopped.

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We're doing great, say dot-London chiefs ... Unfortunately, few agree

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Re: I just don't get these new TLD's

. . . ask yourselves what benefits the investment will make to your customers?

If you have to ask, you may as well get one. Or you could just say no . . . and still not ask. That's probably easier.

Benefits? It makes a handy way to filter customers based on their typing skills. I can imagine telling customers over the phone "just go to salesdepot-dot-Antidisestablishmentarianism" Seriously, the only way to "get these new TSL's" is to imagine a room full of marketing guys just buzzing with fantastic new ideas.

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more top-level domains

There's a dot-Sucker born every day.

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Microsoft's Bing hopes to bag market share with ... search apps

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Re: I have probably used bing thousands of times.

It's a good job that you didn't type bing as that would have destroyed the interweb.

Is that the Big Bing theory?

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Re: I like it

"Ive compared results and not seen much difference between the two,"

That's not my experience. I've been doing the same searches every day these weeks because we've got municipal elections and I've got some new sites up. So, I just now did similar searches, and variations, on Bing. There's not much there compared to Google. I think part of the problem is that Bing seems to take a year to gather all the links. I say that because things that have been up for a couple of years seem to show up just fine. Google picks up new sites in a day or so without any effort on my part, and updates sometimes show up within minutes. In my opinion, and probably most people's, that's better than waiting a year when it comes to things like news and elections.

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FTC to flog Butterfly Labs' Bitcoin holdings

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Butterfly Labs' Bitcoin

Would that be Buttcoin?

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UN takeover of internet postponed indefinitely

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Re: We do not need to trust these people and we should not trust them.

I'm not certain where I'll be with IPv6, but I can tell you that my static IPv4 address is consistently identified as being over 100 miles from here, and not even in the same place all the time. Someone would still have to subpoena ISP records to find me.

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Hans Neij of Pirate Bay arrested in Thailand

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Re: It's all good

Crime does not have a universally accepted definition. In this case one can argue that an "offense" was committed, but against who? I certainly don't feel like I was offended, and neither was the society that I live in. Perhaps you're talking about some other special interest group?

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How's the great dot-thing gold rush going? Well, coffee.club just sold for $100,000

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dot boring

Like a lot of people, I generally just use Google instead of typing a whole address. That gets me even faster to any number of easy to recognize names whose dot whatevers aren't really of interest to me anyway.

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Pirate Bay co-founder JAILED for three years after massive CSC HACK ATTACK

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Why not just call it cyberwarfare?

Then at least it would be legal. No? Or perhaps there are several standards at play here.

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How many telecoms firms left in Europe? Another mega-billion deal slated in France

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Three is not a crowd.

It's a ménage à trois. Goodbye competition.

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Yes, Virginia, there IS a W3C HTML5 standard – as of now, that is

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After 10 years of waiting

This story has been up for some hours now, and yet nobody has made a comment. Did everyone fall asleep?

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Was ist das? Eine neue Suse Linux Enterprise? Ausgezeichnet!

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systemd

Beat me to it Trevor. Did someone say systemd? I'm outa here.

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US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'

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Re: Think i am due a phone call soon

From the Windows teknikal department. They used to call daily. Yes, daily! You'd think they'd cross me off the list at some point.

There seemed to be no stopping them from talking. Not having a "windows key" (I have a custom keyboard) didn't stop the spiel. Telling them I run BSD (which I do) didn't stop the spiel. Telling them I'm very familiar with what goes in and out of my internet connection, didn't stop the spiel. Only once did I get even a bit of a slowdown in the spiel. One time when they told me my computer was sending out spam, I answered "yes, I know". He restarted and told me again. "Yes, I know, that's what I do for a living". Then he got the superviser who went over the spiel again, and again I told him again in my most matter-of-fact voice that all was fine here as far as I was concerned - a man has to make a living. That, finally got him to give up with a "fine, carry on then." Unfortunately, they still called back the next day. Zombies!

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Time to test your sarcasm detectors: It's the UN's global comms shakeup extravaganza!

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Re: Damn, out of fuses.

Put a penny in it.

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Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

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Re: This is news?

Yes.

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Re: I hate DRM....

"DRM is anti-consumer, plain and simple."

DRM is anti-people. It's a them vs. us attitude and that's just plain wrong.

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RUMPY PUMPY: Bone says humans BONED Neanderthals 50,000 years B.C.

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Re: "Worst one-night stand EVER"

I like bedroom furniture as much as the next guy, but I hope I'm not related to a night stand.

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Guns don't scare people, hackers do: Americans fear identity theft more than shooting sprees

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People hate facts

Criminologists often get angry responses when we try to tell people the crime rate has gone down.

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Re: So many sexist remarks

And at the expense of missing content.

The article itself is garbage. Comparing the highest calorie use of one group against the lowest calorie use of another is nonsense. They should have compared low to low and high to high. At the very least they could have used averages.

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Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech

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Re: He needs to add the bureaucrats, busybodies and deceivers...

At the very least he should add himself . . . or does he need a warrant for that.

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

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Go for it

“If systemd will be substituting sysvinit in Debian, we will fork the project and create a new distro. We hope this won't be necessary, but we are well prepared for it,”

I hope they do it. I look forward to Debian being turned around and getting back on track.

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'LulzSec leader Aush0k' found to be naughty boy not worthy of jail

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Re: Humans need an upgrade

Yep, lots of zero day vulnerabilities. Tuesday then?

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Australia's Federal Police

These guys obviously want to prove themselves and are desperate for something to do.

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EU Competition chief: So what if I didn't tame Google? You're all 'irrational' anyway

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Yes

If Almunia is correct, then a lot of regulators are being "defensive” and "irrational" everywhere all at once.

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Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape

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718- 387-xxxx

If they started in 1983 then the number must have changed because the 718 area code was not created until September 1984. Also the 387 NXX was not introduced until 1994.

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Data cops in charge of Facebook, LinkedIn, Google get a new office

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The office spends around €1.7m a year

Who pays for that?

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Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized FUSION reactor breakthrough boast

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Re: I Want To Believe

I think that belief is indeed part of the equation. When they say: " we’ve been able to make an inherently stable configuration." it sounds like they "made" something, whereas in fact they haven't even finished designing it. Those kinds of word choices, conscious or subconscious, are meaningful. Yes, they want you to believe.

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Knives out for new EU rules forcing govts to reveal hacker attacks

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What do they class as a cyber attack?

If it's something like "someone tested our web site for a few obvious security holes but didn't get anywhere" then it must be 100% who got attacked.

Now we really got to wonder about that 7%.

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Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20

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Cello and Winsock

I've got fond memories of trying Win 3.1 for the first time and figuring out how to install Winsock so I could run a shareware browser called Cello. It was pretty, but I quickly retreated back to DOS when Michal Polák got the Arachne browser up to snuff. For a short time Michal actually, as a single student, competed successfully with Netscape. Fun times.

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€2 BILLION: Steelie Neelie wants US to pay for her Big Data splurge

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Re: Wait, why does she want my country to... oh.

Bad typography.

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Something ate Google's 8.8.8.8 at about eight in Asia's evening

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Re: Yeah...

I measure 8.8.8.8 as an average 15ms slower than my own ISP. Still, it's in my list.

I'm actually a little curious as to why someone would have only one entry for DNS resolution. It's not a lot of typing for a small (and free) increment in reliability.

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Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

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I bet they did their research

And noted just how well paying for other addictions has worked to stop the addicted. Is this some kind of word game?

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Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE

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Decimal separator

You say 300,000, I say 300.000. Let's all the whole thing off.

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Heistmeisters crack cost of safecrackers with $150 widget

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No video

I gave up after 20 minutes.

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