Its been fun, and I hope that I’ve helped or informed in some small way these many years.   But its become clear that work policies and vender sensitivities dont allow for the type of blogging that I’d like to do.   Stay safe out there.

All is quiet on the western front

Its been rather quiet on the blog for a while because of an unfortunate incident that occurred back in March. I never really believed I was anonymous.   After all, the domain was originally registered publically rather than via a proxy, so it’s a simple matter to get my name and address.   Nevertheless it is a bit disconcerting when …

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WordPress 3.5.1 Security update

WordPress 3.5.1 is out. This is a maintenance and security update. The security updates are for:  ■ Server-side request forgery (SSRF) and remote port scanning via pingbacks. Fixed by the WordPress security team. ■ Cross-site scripting (XSS) via shortcodes and post content. Discovered by Jon Cave of the WordPress security team. ■ Cross-site scripting (XSS) …

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WordPress Default Database Prefix

One of the recommended security measures for WordPress is to change the default database prefix.   When you use the default setting, hackers can more easily perform SQL injection attacks.   The easy way to avoid this is to change the prefix before installing WordPress for the first time.   If you forget to do this, you can either …

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