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Comment: Re:Hah! (Score 4, Informative) 91

by wumpus188 (#43855009) Attached to: Ruby On Rails Exploit Used To Build IRC Botnet

(1) Rails and Ruby was virtually unheard of until 2007-2008 and definitely was not in mainstream use until that time.

(2) This vulnerability has nothing to do with "cryptographic key"; it is related to the fact that default YAML parser allows serializing/deserializing and executing arbitrary Ruby code (including objects) and ActiveSupport didn't properly sanitize the input.

Comment: Re:This is a big deal for me. :-( (Score 1) 459

by wumpus188 (#35273908) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

Sorry to hear that, but you are a 0.01% minority. Almost all mail that is coming from ADSL or cable netblocks is spam. I also have run my mail server for many years but I run it on a colocated server, and I've always (and I suspect many other admins) blocked everything coming directly from ADSL. Sorry, but the time for setup is long gone, get a cheap VPS and be done with it.

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