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Submission WordPress Defaults Preserve Avenue For Denial of Service Attacks->

MrBingoBoingo writes: As bad as the Bash shell behavior was, giving attackers a shell on your server This WordPress XMLRPC Pingback hole is just as bad to your fellow internet residents. Sure Shell Shock was worse for you since it offered a shell on your machine, but to your friendly Internet neighbors the WordPress bullshit is just as bad. And much like WordPress there were Bash scripts that had been functional since 1992 which no longer work on patched versions of Bash, but for WordPress Backwards compatibility is still more important.
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Comment Re:what's wrong with public transportation? (Score 1) 190

Sure, tell me how mass transit is going to be the solution for the midwest? I drive 40 miles one way to my job every day. And there's all of 5 other people that live where I do, and drive to the town I do. Next problem none of us work the same hours.

Comment Legacy Software Limitations (Score 3, Interesting) 245

My business uses software that was written for serial communication that simply doesn't work on windows 7, nor 8. The cost of replacing the software is more than having a couple dozen thinkpads with windows xp installed handy in case one goes down and we can't get support. At that we've even tried to have new software written and the vendors who took on the task simply couldn't get it to work. Then we run into the damn hardware problem I still can't find a serial to usb adapter that runs across at 1200 baud.

Comment Re:No place for 'almost', 'not quite' and 'nearly' (Score 1) 423

The local store has a lot of the stuff "makers" are looking for, but the staff has no clue, and that I think is an even bigger problem. Who with any sort of technical background besides maybe a college student is going to work full time at a Radio Shack. I remember growing up in the 80's the local radio shack had people working behind the counter that could actually help you with the parts or problem you where trying to fix.

Submission MtGox Collapse should come as no suprise->

MrBingoBoingo writes: The recent closure of the famous Bitcoin exchange MtGox has grabbed a lot of media attention lately, but people involved heavily in bitcoin have been raising alarms about business practices at MtGox for quite some time now. With the MtGox failure being Bitcoin's biggest since the collapse of the ponzi run by Trendon Shavers, also known as Pirateat40, it might be time to revisit the idea of counterparty risk in the world of irreversible cryptocurrency.
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