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 Title   Date   Author   Host 

Trust is fragile
37signals.com
by The Way
January 16, 2012

Taylor's post about our growth in 2011 included a bunch of numbers showing how the pistons inside the 37signals engine are pounding faster, but it all got swept away by what seemed like an innocent side-note: The 100 millionth file was called cat.jpg.

Being as it is that the internet is constantly accused of being just an elaborate way of sharing pictures of cats, sharing pictures of cats, we thought that was funny. But it wasn't. We shouldn't make jokes about anything even remotely related to people's data. Because the natural train of thought from there goes: Hey, if they saw the file name cat.jpg and shared it with the world, what's to prevent them from sharing other data? Actual sensitive data, like Downsizing-Plans-2012.pdf? Hell, what if they're actually looking at my secret new logo and leak it to the press?

5-year-old Ocean Beach exposes Microsoft Xbox vulnerability
10news.com
by Michael Chen
April 3, 2014

An Ocean Beach boy is in the spotlight after he discovered a back door in to one of the most popular gaming systems in the world.

When 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel is playing his Xbox, his feet don't touch the ground. But something he did has made the smartest guys at Microsoft pay attention. "I was like yea!" said Kristoffer. Just after Christmas, Kristoffer's parents noticed he was logging into his father's Xbox Live account and playing games he wasn't supposed to be.

phpMyAdmin corrupted copy on Korean mirror server
September 25, 2012

On September 25th, SourceForge became aware of a corrupted copy of phpMyAdmin being served from the 'cdnetworks-kr-1' mirror in Korea. This mirror was immediately removed from rotation.

The mirror provider has confirmed the attack vector has been identified and is limited to their mirror; with exploit having occurred on or around September 22nd. Through validation we have confirmed the corrupted file (a modified copy of phpMyAdmin-3.5.2.2-all-languages.zip) was served only via the 'cdnetworks-kr-1' mirror. While we believe that only one file was modified on the 'cdnetworks-kr-1' mirror, we are conducting additional validation to confirm and will provide update once this process concludes. The mirror remains out of rotation.

     

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