They are coming in 2014, according to this. Just imagine what it will be like walking out of the mall to your car, looking up to see a drone checking you out. And you know that sooner or later they will be outfitted with tasers. This is the impending wave of the future.
I look forward to seeing what types of countermeasures will be developed. Could it be something as simple as a TV-B-Gone (which, as I recently learned, is a great gift for 7 and 9 year-old boys)? Or would it need to be something more complex such as a hand-held Electromagnetic Pulse Generator? (I know what I’m asking for next birthday).
Still using Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8?
Microsoft have published a security advisory for a zero day attack being used against a “targeted audience” using Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8. This atypically means corporate or business users still locked in to using these older browsers.
Home users running XP should be looking to use another browser as their primary method of browsing the web, and corporate security staff should review Microsoft’s recommendations to build a layered defence to protect staff.
Meat. An awesome short story. Go read it. Now.
“I thought you just told me they used radio.”
“They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat, it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat.”
An older vulnerability that got ignored in 2007 is showing up again.
According to Acunetix’s Bogdan Calin, this particular vulnerability is exploitable through the platform’s XMLRPC API (through XMLRPC.PHP). Attackers could try and guess hosts inside each network they target, port scan those hosts, reconfigure internal routers and launch large scale DDoS attacks.
From the details it doesn’t sound extremely dangerous, but something that should be fixed sooner rather than later. You can bet that we will see WordPress 3.5.1 pretty darned soon!
In the lead-up to the 3.5 release of WordPress, we kept hearing that the outdated “blogroll” was going to go away. No longer would you see the Links menu in your WordPress admin area because it was no longer really needed with the advent of custom menus last year.
So after I updated many sites to 3.5, I noticed the Links menu was still there.
Turns out it only goes away on new installations. Bleh. In case you were wondering, that is why you still see it.