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Hosting Provider Automatically Fixes Vulnerabilities In Customers' Websites 73

Posted by Soulskill
from the what-could-possibly-go-wrong dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Dutch hosting provider Antagonist announced their in-house developed technology that automatically detects and fixes vulnerabilities in their customers' websites. The service is aimed at popular software such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. 'As soon as a vulnerability is detected, we inform the customer. We also explain how the customer can resolve the issue. In case the customer does not respond to our first notice within the next two weeks, we automatically patch the vulnerability.' Antagonist plans to license the technology to other hosting providers as well."
Facebook

Dozens of Tech Bigwigs Friend Facebook Spambot 81

Posted by timothy
from the ooh-baby-let's-meet-again-in-2d-life dept.
jfruhlinger writes "If you've used Facebook or Twitter, you're almost certainly familiar with 'bimbots' — accounts that have profile pics of attractive women, but seem to exist only to send send spam links with varying degrees of subtlety. Henry Copeland, the founder of BlogAds, tracks the social network of one such Facebook bot, and finds that she's friends with a long list of influential tech and media folks. Copeland also tracks down the origin of the photo that accompanies the account."

Comment: Re:Why not just raise taxes on the rich? (Score 1) 623

by utahjazz (#36165274) Attached to: Jeff Bezos Calls Sales Tax Requirements On Amazon Unconstitutional

I would say I'm amazed at the economic illiteracy of /.'ers

That quote really ties your post together. Most people are able to see right through the bullshit statistics you cite. I would have assumed all /.'ers would see right through them. You, however, have let yourself be totally manipulated by them. But, the best part is that you believe that others disagree because they are not as informed as you.

Classic. Really classic.

Government

Interpol Wants a Global Identity Card System 349

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the yeah-good-luck-with-that dept.
Orome1 writes "The head of INTERPOL has emphasized the need for a globally verifiable electronic identity card (e-ID) system for migrant workers at an international forum on citizen ID projects, e-passports, and border control management. INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said: "At a time when global migration is reaching record levels, there is a need for governments to put in place systems at the national level that would permit the identity of migrants and their documents to be verified internationally via INTERPOL." Issuing migrant workers e-ID cards in a globally verifiable format will also reduce corruption and enable cardholders to be eligible for electronic remittance schemes that will foster greater economic development and prosperity in INTERPOL member countries."

Comment: When are they going to cripple my iPad 1? (Score 5, Insightful) 1118

by utahjazz (#35360294) Attached to: IPad 2 33% Thinner, 2x Faster, iOS 4.3

I really dig my iPad, and have no reason to get this new one.

Except..Apple is going to make me download the new OS, making my iPad 1 slow to a crawl. Just like they did to my iPhone 3G.

Yes I know I could never update. But, that doesn't seem like a reasonable thing to ask your customers to do.

You know you've been spending too much time on the computer when your friend misdates a check, and you suggest adding a "++" to fix it.

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