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02 Dec 2010 11:08


Tech: Protip: Don’t browse YouPorn if you wanna keep your privacy

  • 485 major sites exploit a privacy-exploiting browser hack source
  • » Wait, what about YouPorn?: See, YouPorn, one of the most popular sites on the Internet that nobody ever talks about going to, is the most-notable user of this particular hack, which scrapes your history using Javascript to see if you’re going to other sites, and even hijacks it. And don’t think because you don’t watch porn that you’re not getting traced – news sites, sports sites and many other safe-for-work sites also use the scary technique. (Update: In an earlier version, we linked to a site which appears to have been down much of the day. Sorry ’bout that.)

21 Sep 2010 10:01


Tech: Don’t Mouseover! Twitter nailed by nasty security exploit

  • Protip: Avoid using the Web client for Twitter for a little while. A big bug has managed to bring Twitter to its knees using the onMouseOver Javascript function, meaning it works by simply tapping your mouse over it by accident. Twitter is on the case and the exploit should be patched soon. Still, though. … Yikes. source

28 Sep 2009 00:00


Tech: Reddit got screwedit by a very ugly Javascript exploit

If you were thinking of visiting the aggregator, you should probably avoid it. The exploit, which fills comments with gunk like this, is that dangerous. source

07 Aug 2009 11:03


Offbeat: Here’s a wonderful text-based toy for you to play with

  • Your World Of Text is just a giant text box that anyone can edit. And it’s awesome. You should play with it for a couple of hours.source

30 Jun 2009 01:41


Tech: Are you a Web designer? These things will make your life easier.

  • Aviary, a robust web-based photo-editing suite that competes with Photoshop (and has the benefit of being free), has a neat new feature. If you want to grab a screenshot of a Web site, put in front of the URL. It’s very easy. Try it on our site.
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25 Apr 2009 03:47


About, Tech: New features: We’d like to welcome Apture to the fold.

  • This program was seemingly designed for ShortFormBlog. As we’re sure you know, our goal is to keep information simple and short for you guys, while allowing you to better find information from other sources. Which is why we’re very excited about the prospect of using Apture. Apture uses Javascript to create rich extra layers of content (from sources we like, such as Wikipedia and YouTube) above the main site. Among initial users include The New York Times and The Washington Post. What do you guys think? Comment here. source

12 Apr 2009 13:03


Tech: A 17-year-old was behind the StalkDaily Twitter hack

  • I did this out of boredom, to be honest. I usually like to find vulnerabilities within websites and try not to cause too much damage, but start a worm or something to give the developers an insight on the problem and while doing so, promoting myself or my website.
  • Mikeyy Mooney • Who claims he basically did it for purposes of self-promotion, shooting himself in his 17-year-old foot. Good job, jerk. We hate you and your cruddy Web site. • source

11 Apr 2009 22:47


Tech: How an ugly worm named StalkDaily grabbed Twitter by the throat

  • Some evil person who hates you figured out that you can run Javascript code in Twitter bio fields. source
  • When an infected Twitter user’s profile is viewed on the Web, that Javascript executes. source
  • The code propagates quickly, causing lots of scary things to happen to Twitter users. source
  • Panic, fear and crying by Tweeters everywhere takes over the Interweb. PANIC! AHH! source