Google Search Console fail over notifications for the WordPress updates

I have quite a lot of WordPress based websites which I run and maintain. One of these is this blog: www.SorinMustaca.com All my WordPress websites are configured to autoupdate to the latest WordPress update. The same applies to their plugins and themes. Google Search Console (GSC) is a tool I used to manage better the registration of my websites with the search engine and their advertising platform Adsense. Yesterday evening I received a couple of emails, one for each of my websites registered with the GSC : Here is the text: Recommended WordPress update available for http://sorinmustaca.com/ To: Webmaster of…

Security release 4.2.4 for WordPress is available – update now

This release addresses six issues, including three cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and a potential SQL injection that could be used to compromise a site. Read more here: https://wordpress.org/news/2015/08/wordpress-4-2-4-security-and-maintenance-release/ WordPress 4.2.4 also fixes four bugs. For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.   If you have your site already at WordPress 4.x and it is properly configured, you should only see this email in your inbox: Howdy! Your site at http://www.sorinmustaca.com has been updated automatically to WordPress 4.2.4. No further action is needed on your part. For more on version 4.2.4, see the About WordPress screen: http://www.sorinmustaca.com/wp-admin/about.php If you experience any issues…

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WordPress 4.0.1 update – important security fixes

All my blogs use WordPress. Why WordPress ? Because it is customizable and I can tweak it in any way I want… Well, almost… But from time to time there is the need to update it. Yesterday the update 4.0.1 was release which fixes important security bugs: Three cross-site scripting issues that a contributor or author could use to compromise a site A cross-site request forgery that could be used to trick a user into changing their password. An issue that could lead to a denial of service when passwords are checked. Additional protections for server-side request forgery attacks when WordPress makes HTTP…

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A further step into achieving Windows 8 compatibility

As previously announced, we continue to improve the compatibility with Windows 8 of our products. We have started yesterday the rollout of a new update for all our products in version 2013 which improves the compatibility with Windows 8 even more. Avira Free AntiVirus build 2890 Avira AntiVirus Premium 2013 build 2890 Avira Internet Security 2013 build 2890 Here’s an extract of the new features of this update: The popup with the warning displayed at the beginning of the Avira setup when running on Windows 8 has been removed Windows Defender is now deactivated on Windows 8 after Avira installation…

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Another Strange bundle or did Sun and Yahoo merge ?

I was prompted today to update the Java framework on my laptop. I said, yes, update it and then I’ve seen the picture below: So, I ask, what the hack has Yahoo to do with Sun ? Why a stupid, useless and nerving toolbar is being installed with the Java framework ? Did Sun buy Yahoo or Yahoo did buy Sun ? No So why ? Of course, I am an ideologist and don’t accept the obvious answer: for money which Yahoo paid to Sun.

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Potential Threat through Opera Unite, Part II

Together with Dirk Knopp I published an update to the Opera Unite – Everybody is becoming a Web server which is called : Potential Threat through Opera Unite, Part II. I have written some details about the P2P networks and about how Opera is using the concept. I am thinking now to build a honeypot running Windows and Opera Unite without any passwords.

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C++ evolved

C++ got since last update new functionalities: Regular expressions library Atomic operations library Thread support library Smart pointers Read more here: http://open-std.org/JTC1/SC22/WG21/docs/papers/2008/n2798.pdf These things are also added in Boost and in TR1 implementation for Visual Studio 2008. Read the Draft Technical Report on C++ Library Extensions available here: http://open-std.org/JTC1/SC22/WG21/docs/papers/2005/n1836.pdf

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