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Notch Shows Minecraft Adventure Update

GraffitiKnight Better quality video (113 comments)

Kotaku has its own video up that is much better quality.

about 3 years ago

DisplayLink Releases LGPL USB Graphics Code

GraffitiKnight 3rd Monitors (61 comments)

We use IOGEAR's USB-to-VGA adapters at work with our laptops for a 3rd monitor. It works great, and uses the DisplayLink software. They also make a USB-to-DVI adapter.

more than 5 years ago

The Pirate Bay Is Making a "Spectrial" of It

GraffitiKnight Unattributed summary (406 comments)

The summary is an exact copy of the opening paragraph of Ars Technica's article, without any citation or even link to the original story.

more than 5 years ago

Feds To Offer Cash For Your Clunker

GraffitiKnight Re:Won't Help Big Three (740 comments)

How is this interesting? They aren't forcing people to give up their classics. It is an incentive. People with cars they don't feel are worth the $5000 are the ones who would be scrapping their cars.

more than 5 years ago

The Zen of SOA

GraffitiKnight Re:SOA (219 comments)

Yea I was hoping to would stop after the election but apparently that was too much to hope for.

more than 5 years ago

Here Comes iPhone Nano, But Not In the US

GraffitiKnight Re:Why build an iPhone Nano? (177 comments)

I love IT Crowd (for those that didn't get the reference). I'm hoping they release the DVDs here in the US as I'd rather not have to import them.

more than 5 years ago

More Than Coding Errors Behind Bad Software

GraffitiKnight Re:Perfection Has a Price (726 comments)

Or what about firmware updates? I just updated my blu-ray player's firmware for the 5th time, while I've never updated any DVD player I owned.

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Beta Released To Public After Delay

GraffitiKnight Re:All that trouble... (848 comments)

Flash works fine, but I haven't tried Office yet. Were you referring to the Flash plugin or the full-blown application?

more than 5 years ago

State Dept E-mail Crash After "Reply-All" Storm

GraffitiKnight Re:Wrong(?) (384 comments)

I did google and didn't see anything specifically declaring OpenNet to be Exchange-based. Could you provide a URL reference?

more than 5 years ago

State Dept E-mail Crash After "Reply-All" Storm

GraffitiKnight Re:Exchange, huh? (384 comments)

RTFA. They were using OpenNet, not Exchange. "the department's OpenNet e-mail system".

more than 5 years ago

East Coast Broadband Fastest In USA

GraffitiKnight Re:I'm curious if anyone beats the Cincinnati Area (363 comments)

I pay around $50 (it might be $55-$60, can't remember) for 20/5 FIOS. I've hit 2.8 megabytes per second on Usenet downloading. For $10-$15 more I can have 20/20, and for $80 more a month I can get 50/20.

about 6 years ago




GraffitiKnight GraffitiKnight writes  |  more than 9 years ago What do you do when your System Administrator (and worse, professor) refuses to secure the server you use? I recently discovered that the MySQL service on the server hosted by the computer science department at the university I attend allows anyone to modify anyone else's data. With many students using PHP and MySQL to serve their content, I was easily able to change or remove elements on their website. When I contacted my professor (and the server administrator) about it, he told me that use of MySQL was based on the "honor system". Beyond encrypting my database, is there anything else I can do to help secure my site? The CS box has already been hacked in the past, most recently this past year when all index.* pages were overwritten.

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