Archive for 2008/03

WordPress xmlrpc.php considered continually dangerous

It seems that for years I’ve been upgrading wordpress, and usually a security bug in xmlrpc.php is mentioned. The latest update, 2.3.3, has a typical line: …a flaw was found in the XML-RPC implementation… Besides upgrading whenever I notice the problem, my attempt an additional measure of safety is: chmod 000 xmlrpc.php Or maybe: mv [...]

Funny comment in SFGate story

In this sad story about a man being beaten after a traffic accident in Oakland, I found the first comment hilarious: In that neighborhood, unless your car can’t run anymore, do not stop for anything. Call the police after you come to a safe environment. If your car is dead, come out shooting. If you [...]

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