digitalhermit writes: A law school is retroactively boosting grades for current and former students in order to assist them in this tough job market (and to fend off some lawsuits from students). I wonder if I can get my former schools to bump up my GPA too?
Trailrunner7 writes: A prominent security researcher has identified a problem with the way that Mozilla Firefox handles links that are opened in a new browser window or tab, enabling attackers to inject arbitrary code into the new window or tab while still keeping a deceptive URL in the browser's address bar. The vulnerability, which Mozilla has fixed in the upcoming version 3.6.4 of Firefox (which is in beta right now), has the effect of tricking users into thinking that they're visiting a legitimate site while instead sending arbitrary attacker-controlled code to their browsers. Security researcher Michal Zalewski discovered the flaw, which abuses Firefox's implementation of the same origin policy.
allenw writes: In a recent blog post, Yahoo!'s grid computing team announced that Apache Hadoop was used to break the current world records in the annual GraySort contest in the Gray and Minute sorts in the general purpose (Daytona) category. Apache Hadoop is the only open source software to ever win the competition. Apache Hadoop also won the Terasort competition last year.