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Ruby On Rails Exploit Used To Build IRC Botnet

wumpus188 Re:Hah! (91 comments)

(1) Rails and Ruby was virtually unheard of until 2007-2008 and definitely was not in mainstream use until that time.

(2) This vulnerability has nothing to do with "cryptographic key"; it is related to the fact that default YAML parser allows serializing/deserializing and executing arbitrary Ruby code (including objects) and ActiveSupport didn't properly sanitize the input.

about a year ago

Apple Announces iPhone 5

wumpus188 Re:Fragmentation (1052 comments)

The API doesn't give developers that capability.

It does. iOS 6 has Auto Layout system.

about 2 years ago

Apple Offers Nano-SIM Design Royalty-Free

wumpus188 Re:Can someone explain this to me? (113 comments)

It takes a pair of scissors and about a minute to cut your old full-size SIM and make it a "micro-SIM". Not sure about US (I'm guessing you're from US), but in most other countries you can replace your old SIM with micro-SIM for free.

more than 2 years ago

Apple To Require Sandboxing For Mac App Store Apps

wumpus188 OMG TEH EVIL APPLE (584 comments)

You don't ask Apple for anything. You just declare what your application needs from OS to function.

Ever heard of Android? Works the same way.

more than 2 years ago

The (Big) Problem With RIM

wumpus188 Re:Market fragmentation (341 comments)

The PC was the IBM PC, and they were just as closed as Apple.

Are you aware that first IBM PCs included commented BIOS assembly source along with their documentation?

about 3 years ago

Study Compares IQ With Browser Choice

wumpus188 Losers (380 comments)

I use lynx. Does this make me a God?

more than 3 years ago

Oracle Thinks Google Owes $6.1 Billion In Damages

wumpus188 Re:Python for Android ... FTW! (243 comments)

Looks like you're either mistaken or lived under a rock. Most mobile apps devs speak Objective-C now and it has been this way for quite some time.

more than 3 years ago

Franken Bill Would Protect Consumers Location Data

wumpus188 Re:Not sure why they mention Google... (90 comments)

If you're talking about Angry Birds on Android, "coarse location data" is AdMob requirement.

more than 3 years ago

Pandora App Sends Private Data To Advertisers

wumpus188 Re:This is unacceptable! (198 comments)

You are asking an advertising company that developed Android to provide API to subvert advertising? Good luck with that...

more than 3 years ago

MESSENGER Enters Orbit Around Mercury

wumpus188 Re:Most boring planet? (108 comments)

Not having an atmosphere will actually make temperature regulation much harder - without convection to cool suite off there will be a problem with excessive heat, esp. on Mercury.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Handcuffs Web Apps On iPhone Home Screen

wumpus188 Re:It's a bit to soon to say for sure (298 comments)

This is incorrect. When certificate expires, you (as developer) lose the ability to upload app update, but the app itself will sit in store forever.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

wumpus188 Re:This is a big deal for me. :-( (459 comments)

Sorry to hear that, but you are a 0.01% minority. Almost all mail that is coming from ADSL or cable netblocks is spam. I also have run my mail server for many years but I run it on a colocated server, and I've always (and I suspect many other admins) blocked everything coming directly from ADSL. Sorry, but the time for setup is long gone, get a cheap VPS and be done with it.

more than 3 years ago

The Death of BCC

wumpus188 I must be old (366 comments)

if you're fighting with a friend and want to let your BFF know what's going on as you send your frenemy a nasty messsage

Wtf does that even mean? Who is frenemy and what's "messsage"?

more than 3 years ago

Man Mines Facebook For Security Questions, Nabs Nude Photos From Email

wumpus188 Re:Think of the children too (257 comments)

in this case, shouldn't 16 year old girl's life be destroyed instead, because it is she who is producing and distributing child pornography on the internet?

more than 3 years ago

Google Pushes New Chrome Release, Pays $14k Bounty

wumpus188 Re:One of the best things about Chrome ... (182 comments)

Sorry, but this is just a lame excuse. OSX allows app to listen for shutdown notifications - just don't do an update if your app is terminating because of system shutdown. I'm sure Windows and KDE/Gnome have similar mechanisms.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Passes $300B Market Cap, 2nd In the World

wumpus188 Re:Once it was said: (485 comments)

WoL over WiFi appeared only on recent models though.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks, Money, and Ron Paul

wumpus188 Re:Did anyone understand Putin's Metaphor? (565 comments)

No, your interpretation is wrong as well as wired translation. Corect English idiom of Putin words would be "pot calling the kettle black".

more than 3 years ago

The Software That Failed To Compete With Windows

wumpus188 Re:OS/2 (347 comments)

Actually, the first release of NT was 3.0, but it only existed for a few months before 3.5 came out. I remeber running 32 bit version of Visual C++ 1.52 on it.

more than 2 years ago


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