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Over 78% of All PHP Installs Are Insecure

AcerbusNoir Re: PHP (112 comments)

<quote>Because upgrading PHP breaks shit.</quote>

Like upgrading from Python v2 to v3?

about a month ago

Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

AcerbusNoir difference? (254 comments)

Unless they plan to change the feature set, offer something node doesn't, they're wasting their time. Another fork "just because I can".

about 2 months ago

Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

AcerbusNoir Re: You'll get a princess if you raise a princess (584 comments)

+5 Architect_sasyr. Well said (and done). I echo your sentiments from my own similiar experiences as a parent of 4 girls.

about 2 months ago

How High-Tech Temporary Tattoos Will Hack Your Skin

AcerbusNoir Uh Oh! (57 comments)

I'm certain that the Cybermen are behind this.

about 2 months ago

After Silk Road 2.0 Shutdown, Rival Dark Net Markets Grow Quickly

AcerbusNoir Re: Hire the Russians hackers to prevent police ac (86 comments)

Wrong. <quote>Tor helps to reduce the risks of both simple and sophisticated traffic analysis by distributing your transactions over several places on the Internet, so no single point can link you to your destination.</quote> https://www.torproject.org/about/overview

about 3 months ago

Comparison: Linux Text Editors

AcerbusNoir Re: You're welcome to them. (402 comments)

You must be an emacs user with an attitude like that! ;)

about 6 months ago

Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

AcerbusNoir Re: IT security wanna-bees, take note (315 comments)

PHP has received a lot of grief because inexperienced developers implemented poor and insecure code. It's not a fault of PHP - no more than it would be the fault of C for every buffer overflow exploit.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

AcerbusNoir PhpStorm + PHP (359 comments)

And ViM (with my 20+ plugins - thank you vundle) when I'm using a terminal

about 7 months ago

Physician Operates On Server, Costs His Hospital $4.8 Million

AcerbusNoir He was just "practicing" (143 comments)

The perfect example of a practicing doctor.

about 9 months ago

DarkMarket, the Decentralized Answer To Silk Road, Is About More Than Just Drugs

AcerbusNoir Re: This is the endgame.. (251 comments)

Maybe it's my eyes going bad in my old age, or my super human ability to auto-decypher your post... but it looks like plain unencrypted English to me. ;)

about 9 months ago

Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

AcerbusNoir IDS != Remedy (239 comments)

An IDS provides the means to detect malicious patterns in traffic. It is by no mean a remedy.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

AcerbusNoir ACK - because it's better than grep (531 comments)

It's one of the first things I install. http://beyondgrep.com/

Not affiliated, just a fan.

about a year ago

Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

AcerbusNoir No - it would do more harm than good. (313 comments)

Not in the USA anyway. The current educational system is too flawed for this to be even a viable option. Not everyone is cut out to learn this type of skill. Should car mechanics be a required class too? I'm a programmer and car mechanics are a whole different beast that I can't wrap my mind around. I'd image those who are skilled mechanics can share the same sentiment about programming.

My son's school has both electives and that's where programming should remain.

about a year ago

If I search online for my full name...

AcerbusNoir Celebrity (213 comments)

I happen to share my full name with a celebrity. that had it's pros and cons: on one hand it's difficult to find anything about me. On the other hand, it's difficult for me to find out what's out there about me.

about a year and a half ago

New Analyst Report Calls Agile a Scam, Says It's An Easy Out For Lazy Devs

AcerbusNoir no documentation?! (491 comments)

If you're not documenting your code and providing adequate documentation on your feature then you're a lazy programmer regardless of the process your team uses.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best EEPROM Programmer For a Hobbyists?

AcerbusNoir PicAxe (165 comments)

Check out the picaxe line of microcontrollers. Super easy to learn and cheap.

more than 3 years ago

Blizzard Announces New WoW Expansion: Mists of Pandaria

AcerbusNoir April Fools! (276 comments)

Oh wait, it's not April....

more than 3 years ago



Geotagging + Spoofing = GeoSpoof

AcerbusNoir AcerbusNoir writes  |  more than 4 years ago

AcerbusNoir (1257586) writes "Have you ever wanted to add your own geotag to a photo but didn't know how? Do you want to protect your privacy by removing your location from a photo? Now you can with a free (free as in beer) service from http://www.geospoof.me/

The service is in beta so any comments or critiques are welcome."

PHP 5.2.6 Released

AcerbusNoir AcerbusNoir writes  |  more than 6 years ago

AcerbusNoir (1257586) writes "The PHP development team would like to announce the immediateavailability of PHP 5.2.6. This release focuses on improving the stability ofthe PHP 5.2.x branch with over 120 bug fixes, several of which are security related.All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release.

Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.2.6:

        * Fixed possible stack buffer overflow in the FastCGI SAPI identified by Andrei Nigmatulin.
        * Fixed integer overflow in printf() identified by Maksymilian Aciemowicz.
        * Fixed security issue detailed in CVE-2008-0599 identified by Ryan Permeh.
        * Fixed a safe_mode bypass in cURL identified by Maksymilian Arciemowicz.
        * Properly address incomplete multibyte chars inside escapeshellcmd() identified by Stefan Esser.
        * Upgraded bundled PCRE to version 7.6"


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