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Submission + - Forbes forces readers to turn off ad blockers, promptly serves malware

akahige writes: From Extremetech comes this: "For the past few weeks, Forbes.com has been forcing visitors to disable ad blockers if they want to read its content. Visitors to the site with Adblock or uBlock enabled are told they must disable it if they wish to see any Forbes content. Thanks to Forbes’ interstitial ad and quote of the day, Google caching doesn’t capture data properly, either.

What sets Forbes apart, in this case, is that it didn’t just force visitors to disable ad blocking — it actively served them malware as soon as they did. Details were captured by security researcher Brian Baskin, who screenshotted the process."

Comment with any luck (Score 1) 125

Maybe they'll use the name change as an opportunity to generate some further goodwill and kill off the browser plugin.

Flash does have uses outside the browser, and the new name reflects that. It's a completely dippy name for a browser plugin, though.

Adobe has ever been accused of forward thinking, but we can always hope.

Comment Why not use Tcl, or Python, or Perl? (Score 1) 91

Seriously. To do any serious task requires state, and the problem with a minimal shell is that it can't remember much. The major scripting languages where all written to solve this problem, as well as integrate with embedded code in C. I'm a fan of Tcl myself, but virtually any scripting engine would be an improvement to a network enabled Pseudo-BASH with a whitespace delimited language.

Comment O, the irony (Score 1) 288

Monster complaining that they're being bullied is rich.

Now they know how the legions of companies they've gone after for completely unrelated reasons feel.

They've deserved this for a very long time. It's nice to know that the boot they're feeling is being administered by a company big enough to not even remotely care how they feel about it.

Comment passwords are only half of a login (Score 1) 336

There's one important element of these leaks that I've never seen anyone comment on: it's all well and good to hack a weak password, but how do these people wind up getting their hands on lists of celebrities' private email addresses? It's not like you can just throw some terms at Google and come up with anything useful.
Android

NoScript For Android Devices Released 107

Trailrunner7 writes "The new version of NoScript, the popular browser add-on that blocks JavaScript and other embedded objects from running on Web pages, is out in alpha form. It can now run on Android-based smartphones, giving users protection against script-based attacks on their mobile devices. The release of NoScript Anywhere includes a variety of new features, but it's the support for Firefox Mobile that is the big attraction. The add-on for Android devices is meant to mimic the desktop version, giving users the ability to set permissions for each individual site and use a default policy for restricting content. NoScript also now includes an anti-clickjacking feature and an anti-XSS filter designed to protect users from cross-site scripting attacks. The new version also works on Maemo-based phones and tablets."
Apple

Submission + - Steve Jobs (1955-2011) (apple.com) 1

akahige writes: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has lost his battle with cancer. The news has only just broken on Apple's home page, along with this brief announcement: "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

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