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Critical XSS Flaws Patched In WordPress and Popular Plug-In

Recent /. Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:20pm
itwbennett writes The WordPress development team on Thursday released critical security updates that address an XSS vulnerability in the comment boxes of WordPress posts and pages. An attacker could exploit this flaw to create comments with malicious JavaScript code embedded in them that would get executed by the browsers of users seeing those comments. 'In the most obvious scenario the attacker leaves a comment containing the JavaScript and some links in order to put the comment in the moderation queue,' said Jouko Pynnonen, the security researcher who found the flaw.

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Startup Assembly Banks On Paid, Open-Source Style Development

Recent /. Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:33pm
enbody writes A year-old startup, Assembly, is built on the premise of creating products using open-source style development, but structured in a way that you get paid for your contributions. Open-source development is well-known in the Slashdot community, as are a variety of ways to earn a living around open-source, such as support. What is new here is being paid as part of the development, and not just for coding — your contribution might be as project manager or sales. A nice description with video showed up today on the Verge. Of course, the devil is in the details, but they have products so someone in Slashdot land may be interested. (Bias warning: I know one of these guys.)

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Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
A forum post from David Braben has further follow-up on outcry about Frontier's refund policy following the news that Elite: Dangerous will not support offline play (thanks PC Gamer). Word is they...

On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
An article on Kotaku says "I Spent $100 In Assassin's Creed Unity So You Wouldn't Have To," with some details on how microtransactions work in Assassin's Creed Unity, the just-released stealth/action...

Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Alienware announces the Alpha, calling this "the World?s First PC Gaming Console." This runs their proprietary "Alpha UI" to combine with the included Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to provide mouse-...

Project CARS Pre-purchases

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Steam News announces pre-purchases are now underway for Project CARS, saying those who but the racing game in advance will get a few special cars: Pre-purchase Project CARS today and get 3 amazing...

On Sale

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Magical Battle Festa on Steam. Save 20%. Soldak Entertainment Fall Sale. Save 50% on all games. Super Time Force Ultra on Steam. Save 35%.

Evening Consolidation

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Sunset Overdrive Free for Xbox Live Gold Members this Saturday. Pier Solar and the Great Architects is Now Available for Xbox One.

Evening Mobilization

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Anno- Build an Empire Is Out Now on iOS. Here?s how to run homebrew on your 3DS. Buy a Chromebook, get 1TB of Google Drive storage free for two years.

Evening Metaverse

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Eyes-on with Streaming Photoshop- Adobe?s plan to bring PS to the cloud.

Evening Tech Bits

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Far Cry 4 Video Card Performance and IQ Preview - HARDOCP.

Evening Safety Dance

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Thanks j.c.f. It's Time to Scan Your PC for Government-Funded Malware. Using a password manager on Android? It may be wide open to sniffing attacks. In wake of Uber privacy scandal, Lyft announces...

Evening Legal Briefs

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Europe?s parliament ?poised to call for a break-up of Google.? ?We are going to be sued.? FCC chairman speaks on net neutrality. FCC to prevent phone companies from screwing over copper customers....

etc., etc.

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Market slams GameStop after retailer misses Q3 earnings expectations…

Into the Black

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Link of the Day: Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #8. Thanks nin.

WoW 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Battle.net details special events getting underway today to celebrate this weekend's 10th anniversary of World of Warcraft, Blizzard's MMORPG which launched on November 23, 2004. Here's word on what...

WARMACHINE: Tactics Full Release

Recent Blue's News Posts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:54pm
Privateer Press Interactive announced the full release of WARMACHINE: Tactics on Steam for Windows and OS X, following an early access period for this turn-based tactical combat game. "It seems like...

South Park Cock Magic S18E8 Clip: Game, Set and Match


"The boys' rooster dominates its first fight. Afterwards, they're approached about moving up to the big leagues."

From http://southpark.cc.com/clips/vm4mfn/game-set-and-match ...


Big Hero 6 Baymax live character debut on Japan red carpet!


"The meet and greet version of the Baymax character from Disney's 'Big Hero 6' made his debut during the world premiere of the movie at the Tokyo International Film Festival. You can soon meet Baymax and Hiro Hamada at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World."

From http://www.dorkly.com/post/70707/disneys-live-action-baymax-is-almost-a-real-balloon-bot ...


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