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Comment Re:That's why I stopped using Wordpress (Score 0) 100

Humorously enough, a friend and I stated rolling our own minimal blog software after realizing that a base install of Wordpress is over 6 MB.

It supports comments, multiple posting users, categories, has RSS, will let you theme it (although there is still a bunch of hardcoded HTML generation that we're working to remove for the next major revision) and is less than 300 KB installed.

Sourceforge project at http://sourceforge.net/projects/blobblogsystem/

Security

Submission + - New attack exploits virtually all intranets, VPNs (threatpost.com) 1

redsoxh8r writes: Security researcher Robert Hansen, known as Rsnake, has developed a new class of attacks that abuses a weakness in many corporate intranets and most browsers to compromise remote machines with persistent JavaScript backdoors. Threatpost reports: "The attacks rely on the long-term caching policies of some browsers and take advantage of the collisions that can occur when two different networks use the same non-routable IP address space, which happens fairly often because the amount of address space is quite small. The bottom line is that even a moderately skilled attacker has the ability to compromise remote machines without the use of any vulnerability or weakness in the client software. "If you're even vaguely clever, developing this might take you two hours. It's not that difficult," said Robert Hansen, the researcher who wrote about the attacks in a white paper published this week, called "RFC1918 Caching Security Issues."
Space

Submission + - One-fifth of us have lost sight of Milky Way (cosmosmagazine.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Light pollution has caused one-fifth of the world's population — mostly in Europe, Britain and the U.S. — to lose their ability to see the Milky Way in the night sky. "The arc of the Milky Way seen from a truly dark location is part of our planet's natural heritage," said Connie Walker, and astronomer from the U.S. National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. Yet "more than one fifth of the world population, two thirds of the U.S. population and one half of the European Union population have already lost naked eye visibility of the Milky Way."

Submission + - BLOB 1.0 Released! (sourceforge.net)

SF:t3h933k writes: BLOB 1.0, the first public version of the lightweight blog software, is out now! Get it while it\'s hot! Get it while we haven\'t yet decided to make version numbers nonsensical!

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