It doesn't take divine inspiration to pwn Donald Trump's website, but my god, it's soooo much fun.
25 posts • joined 26 May 2012
Is it just me...
... or does "maxi pad" bring to mind feminine hygiene products rather than tablet computing?
They really want this info - I am regularly in the habit of blocking hosts I don't like or adding other hosts while the DNS catches up in my windows hosts file. Never had an issue before, but after pointing settings-win.data.microsoft.com and vortex-win.data.microsoft.com to 127.0.0.1 Security essentials pops up a warning about "SettingsModifier:Win32/PossibleHostsFileHijack". Clearly it's a big deal for Microsoft, so it ought to be an even bigger deal for all of us to avoid it.
Why the hell were they storing card details in the first place? There really is no real need to do that if you use a proper card provider who offers token billing. The token is completely useless to anyone except the merchant. This set of morons deserve to have the PCIDSS police crawl up their small dark passages and be made to squeal loudly.
@CKOne - I suggest you look again, preferably with your glasses on, a bright light and possibly a brain of some sort. It's Wordpress, no doubt about it. The page source is full of links to wp-content and there is no trace of any of the hallmarks of Concrete5, no JS variables in the page, no CONCRETE5 session cookie...
Concrete5 is one of the most secure CMS systems there is - got do a search on cve.mitre.org and you'll find barely a handful of issues for C5, versus several hundred for Wordpress, Drupal etc.
Re: Bit Sneaky. Reprinting That Particular Article During Dabbsy's Absence
is actually spelt whisky, just so you're sure to be sure.
Re: According to Eyeo, AdBlock Plus is used on 50 million devices
rinse and repeat
>Mozilla, whose Firefox is used by a quarter of net surfers,
Yeah, right, they'd like to think so, but it's more like half that and dropping every month.
I can just imagine the response from the customer base when asked to stump up for an SSL certificate and my time to manage it all. Firefox support will get dropped faster than you can say "chrome".
Jog on, Firefox.
Practising What You Preach
..and just in case anyone is inclined to check, el Reg's server sends this:
X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett
I support two teams...
Sounds like the typical whining you get from them ozzies whenever they're not winning at something.
I for one, welcome our drunk driving alien overlords.
It's not IE..
>it has no incentive to encourage anyone to use Firefox.
Yes, it does. If you can't force Chrome down their throats, let them eat Firefox instead - the point here is that Firefox ain't IE, which must not be used at all costs.
....that is all.
Cean up required
This might explain why I've had a rash of attempts to crack open POP mailboxes from lots of different IPS resolving back to xxxx.members.linode.com. Hope they've cleaned it all up.
Re: Meanwhile, in the antipodes...
Most probably true, I was merely paraphrasing for those in the northern hemisphere.
My point was their stats are based on server logs, and not on samples collected by websites where the webmaster has added code to feed back to StatCounter. As such it's probably quite a fair reflection of the browsers that people at least in NZ are actually using as opposed to those that they are reported to be using.
Meanwhile, in the antipodes...
Down here in Chrome infested NZ, IE is continuing to sink. TradeMe is the Kiwi equivalent of ebay and thus the stats are probably typical of the average web user.
makes for interesting reading
Re: There is only one thing a text editor needs
I did that for 15 years. Mine's a pint.
Staying signed in
There was an outbreak of this sort of nonsense with the yahoo/xtra email service down here in NZ last month.
The advice here was that it was a cookie stealing vulnerability, which affected those who had the "stay signed in" option set when they signed in to their webmail. Clear your browser cookies and don't check that option.
May I be the first to say..
...Fark that for a game of soldiers.
Re: MS Surface pro FAIL
>you can have the man-with-breasts thing.
More likely some sort of gender-confused eunuch
...especially to someone who allegedly used GIMP to do anything useful. I'll buy that man a beer.
"Dotcom’s famously flamboyant lifestyle bespeaks considerable wealth, inasmuch as he bought a colossal mansion"
..er....no. He's renting it. He wasn't allowed to buy it because at the time he didn't have permanent residence or something and was thus a "foreign investor". Shame for the spooks who spied on him illegally that he didn't remain so. He has now, apparently, been cleared to buy the mansion, but can't because his funds are frozen.
Can't argue about the cars though.
I for one, welcome our transpacific fibre cable toting germanic overlords.
Baby you're a Firework
The unbelievable thing about this whole debacle is that nearly everyone *knew*Kim Dotcom was a resident - that's why he sponsored the 2010 New Year's Eve firework display to the tune of $500,000 NZ - a celebration of his residency being granted. A small sum of money, easily missed.
The GCSB is not permitted by law to spy on NZ passport holders or permanent residents. There's another organisation dedicated to that though, so we can all sleep uneasily. The whole commando style raid followed by this shenanigans and the way that NZ is sucking up to Hollywood/Uncle Sham makes me wanna puke. Thought I'd left that kind of shit behind in the UK.
Firefox tells me:
The page isn't redirecting properly
Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.