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arstechnica.com

by Timothy B. Lee

May 9, 2013

Bill allows DRM circumvention for cell phone unlocking and other lawful purposes.

arstechnica.com

by Timothy B. Lee

September 7, 2012

Cheap and widely used interception gear means open WiFi traffic is public.

A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that intercepting traffic on unencrypted WiFi networks is not wiretapping. The decision runs counter to a 2011 decision that suggested Google may have violated the law when its Street View cars intercepted fragments of traffic from open WiFi networks around the country. The ruling is a preliminary step in a larger patent trolling case. A company called Innovatio IP Ventures has accused various "hotels, coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets," and other businesses that offer WiFi service to the public of infringing 17 of its patents. Innovatio wanted to use packet sniffing gear to gather WiFi traffic for use as evidence in the case. It planned to immediately delete the contents of the packets, only keeping the headers. Still, the firm was concerned that doing so might violate federal privacy laws, so it sought a preliminary ruling on the question.

CNET News

by Tom Espiner

September 6, 2005

Anti-spam group Spamhaus says almost 5,000 sites on Yahoo use the words bank, eBay and PayPal in their domain names.

Spamhaus has accused Yahoo of failing in the fight against online fraud, and Microsoft has admitted there is room for improvement. Yahoo is playing host to thousands of phishing sites and doesn't have sufficiently well-trained staff to address the problem of online fraud, according to a leading anti-spam and security organization on Tuesday. Richard Cox, chief information officer of Spamhaus, told an audience of politicians, security experts and law enforcement officials that Yahoo has just under 5,000 domains hosted and registered with the words 'bank', 'eBay' and 'PayPal' within the domain names.

ManageWP

by Tom Ewer

November 8, 2012

When it comes to my online activity, security is something I have always been fairly conscious of. But in my opinion, making sure that your WordPress site is secure is not something that you can ever do too much of.

That fact was recently driven home to me when Limit Login Attempts started reporting multiple login attempts from more than one IP address. I also discovered that someone had attempted to login to my Facebook account. With those recent events still fresh in my mind, I thought I'd take the opportunity to focus on some security threats concerning your WordPress site that you may not even be aware of. Whilst there are plenty of basic steps you can take to improve the security of your site (such as changing the default "admin" username and setting strong passwords), you may want to check these ones out too.

WordPress News at WPMU.org

by Tom Ewer

October 26, 2012

If you're a plugin developer, you may benefit from these coding standards resources!

If you are a regular WPMU reader you may have read my rant on plugin usability back in May. Whist I am no developer, I think it is safe to say that the kind of inconsistencies we see with in certain plugins' user interfaces often walk hand in hand with poor coding standards. Not only that, but poor coding standards can lead to a raft of even greater issues such as resource intensive processes, incompatibilities, and security vulnerabilities.

managewp.com

by Tom Ewer

September 28, 2012

Theoretically speaking, themes dictate a WordPress website's design and presentation, and plugins dictate its functionality.

But this theory often does not translate into reality - themes often include plugin-style functionality, and to a lesser extent, plugins incorporate design factors. That is to be expected. Given WordPress' open source status, there are bound to be lines crossed by adventurous developers. And whilst we should encourage innovation within the WordPress community, one must always return to how the end user benefits.

WordPress News at WPMU.org

by Tom Ewer

September 28, 2012

Is the time right for a major overhaul of WordPress' content saving functionality?

Cloud computing has taken over my life. I use Dropbox and Google Drive to store and share documents. I use Evernote to keep track of everything from my shopping list to my plan for world domination (it's a secret). iTunes is all but redundant to me now - Spotify is now my music app of choice. And then there's WordPress - a form of cloud computing in its own right. Content production is just so damned easy - you log in, fire up a new post, and you're off to the races. Any content you produce in WordPress becomes available to you (and anyone else) across any device. And best of all, with WordPress' "Save as Draft", autosave, and revision history features, your content is totally safe and secure. ...or is it?

managewp.com

by Tom Ewer

September 18, 2012

I have been known to moan that the WordPress core doesn't feature certain functionality by default, but for the most part, the WordPress development team are right not to overload it with anything other than the absolute essentials.

Of course, one could argue that there are plenty of features within the WordPress core that aren't essential, but that is an argument for another day. My point is this - with the occasional exception, the WordPress core's beauty is in its simplicity. With literally tens of thousands of free plugins to choose from, we are given the freedom to decide what we need for our unique corner of the web. Rather than having functionality forced upon us, we are given the freedom to choose what works for us. However, this choice can be a slight disadvantage if you are not too familiar with WordPress. After all, you have to know about a plugin in order to use it. With that in mind, I decided to put together a list of what I consider to be the essential elements of functionality that completely free plugins can bring to your WordPress site. Think of this as your plugin "cheat sheet", to refer to whenever you create a new WordPress blog.

WordPress News at WPMU.org

by Tom Ewer

July 11, 2012

Is open source development slowly being eroded by misguided plugin designers?

As some of you may know, I spend a lot of time looking at plugins. In fact, I cast my eye over every single new plugin release on WordPress.org, and test any that I feel may of worth. So I end up testing a lot of plugins. The ones that I like get featured here at WPMU. You never read about the countless plugins I test that don't make the grade. Unless of course I need to vent about something (which I do today), in which case, plugins that I don't recommend get free publicity.

WordPress News at WPMU.org

by Tom Ewer

January 12, 2012

As the vast majority of you are no doubt aware, WordPress is an open source development platform. In practical terms, this means one thing - you can have a hand in maintaining the world's most popular content management system.

Sounds pretty cool, right? However, there is a flip side to this - WordPress lives and dies by the efforts of volunteers. The vast majority of WordPress users will never contribute towards ongoing development. Whilst that is fine - you are certainly under no obligation to do so - if you feel you can help, there is a welcome place for you. Which brings me to the WordPress Trac...

      

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