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Yahoo! Password Leak #security

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Yahoo! Password Leak

Gina Smith writes about the Yahoo! password leak inTechRepublic and adds a link were you can check whether your password was leaked.

I changed my password as soon as I heard, and hope you did too. Luckily my password was not exposed in a form that Sucuri could detect. Even if you were not in the list you should change your password, as this could just have been a partial list and your password could still be floating around.

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July 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

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Yahoo! Nooooooooo…. #security

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Yahoo! Nooooooooo….

*sigh* Yahoo! What did you do? Unencrypted passwords? Please tell me it isn’t so…

/me = speechless

Nearly Half a Million Yahoo Passwords Leaked – Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes “Some 450,000 email addresses and associated unencrypted passwords have been dumped online by the hacking collective “D33Ds Company” following the compromise of a Yahoo subd…

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July 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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A catalog of this year’s risky articles #2010

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Programming Hands

Risk is something which can be difficult to evaluate for the average person, there is a lot of work which goes in to learning not to do the two things that people usually do when they are confronted with risk:

  1. Ignore
  2. Overreact

It looks like every man and his dog needs to have a Facebook page, even banks…

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the Frie…

Some days ago I tweeted to Prosper, a personal loan marketplace, whether they…

I don’t really think most people get “it” when it comes to …

Just noticed that Google Translate translates the name of the Dutch social ne…

I find a 400 plus page manual of office policies and job descriptions for eac…

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on up…

I started playing with Google Scribe and wanted to see if patterns emerged so…

I have my Google account set up with English as the preferred language, my br…

For the last 2 years LinkedIn has been running a bad poor IT management depar…

When I just started I too had trouble with getting all the items I required t…

On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my GMail quota, I blogged about it here. At th…

Brian Szymanski send a reply to me concerning another bank implementing SMS b…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

I just read an article Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell in the …

This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to …

The lack of trained and experienced computer security people working in small…

Last week I saw an episode of a popular Dutch Ombudsman program Kassa, they r…

After seeing a program about a lifecoach trying to find the time to get his p…

Image source Radio Nederland Wereldomroep

This year’s articles about programming #2010

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Programming Hands

In 2010 I was less focussed on programming articles on the blog than previous years, still I have managed to create some interesting articles with code in 2010. This is an overview of the activity:

Having some fun today with QR codes, JavaScript and the Google Analytics URL …

The only questions that are asked in the Daily Scrum, aka Stand-Up, are: What…

UPDATE: GMail has introduced my number 3. YEAH! (Gmail introduces Priority In…

I like YouTube, and often subscribe to new channels and unsubscribe after a w…

Since I started working for my company I’ve been exposed to PCI DSS (Pa…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

VeriSign – Personal Identity Portal is a OpenID provider with multiple …

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The power of RSS in Social Media Syndication in Content Curation #amplify

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Inspired by @svartling I started playing with amplify, and added it to my Social Media Syndication Network Flowchart which I’m updating.

The way I’m setting it up focuses on the way your message can be spread in your information stream, by making your information stream more visible. This naturally includes the regular blogging (RSS) and microblogging applications, and events which are interesting for 3rd parties. For somebody like me who produces many Likes, Social Bookmarks and other items I discovered that the value of being able to extract and automatically curate items from the feed such asTwitterFeed and del.icio.us.

TwitterFeed can be used to extracted items and post these to a number of platforms based on keywords, although the keyword filter has always been poor and their OpenID implementation half-hearted.

Another RSS feature comes from del.icio.us, which in my opinion is one of the only Yahoo! product which hasn’t been exceded by a far superior Google product, del.icio.us produces multiple RSS feeds, specify feeds can be extracted based on the tags which are assigned.

Naturally FaceBook, Twitter and other services produce their own RSS feeds, the another great Yahoo! product Yahoo! Pipes gives us the ability to curate content multiple sources, which can all be used for external sources and for people like me who discuss multiple subjects which can be curated in different ways.

RSS has never been the exclusive domain of blogs, but they are more powerful than most think.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

October 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm

The power of RSS in Social Media Syndication in Content Curation #amplify

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Inspired by @svartling I started playing with amplify, and added it to my Social Media Syndication Network Flowchart which I’m updating.

The way I’m setting it up focuses on the way your message can be spread in your information stream, by making your information stream more visible. This naturally includes the regular blogging (RSS) and microblogging applications, and events which are interesting for 3rd parties. For somebody like me who produces many Likes, Social Bookmarks and other items I discovered that the value of being able to extract and automatically curate items from the feed such asTwitterFeed and del.icio.us.

TwitterFeed can be used to extracted items and post these to a number of platforms based on keywords, although the keyword filter has always been poor and their OpenID implementation half-hearted.

Another RSS feature comes from del.icio.us, which in my opinion is one of the only Yahoo! product which hasn’t been exceded by a far superior Google product, del.icio.us produces multiple RSS feeds, specify feeds can be extracted based on the tags which are assigned.

Naturally FaceBook, Twitter and other services produce their own RSS feeds, the another great Yahoo! product??Yahoo! Pipes gives us the ability to curate content multiple sources, which can all be used for external sources and for people like me who discuss multiple subjects which can be curated in different ways.

RSS has never been the exclusive domain of blogs, but they are more powerful than most think.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

October 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Blogging using del.icio.us #microblogging #tagging

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, as I still call it, is a social bookmarking, tagging or folksonomy site. Friends of mine and I believe folksonomy is part of the move towards a semantic web, but that’s not what I want to talk about here.

Most readers have noticed that I post my del.icio.us links to my blog, but I have been doing more than that for the people who have been paying attention. I have been adding messages in the notes section as microblog entries for my blog, giving a brief description of the context in which I found it.

del.icio.us microblog example

This is a nice simple way to add more information to my blog, and feel the need to elaborate with pages of text.

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August 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Solving the URL shortening problem #twitter #tweet

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I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an issue that it needs to be implemented for each service separately. It relies on the same protocol HTTP and should be easy to reliably reverse this. Almost all url shortening services rely on 3xx redirection to forward the request using the Location header.

Using the example of the short URL for this post “http://wp.me/phhhb-ul“:

HEAD /phhhb-ul HTTP/1.1
HOST: wp.me

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Server: nginx
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:22:53 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Connection: close
Location: http://webhat.wordpress.com/?p=1881
Content-Length: 0

Specifically 301 is used as search engines – such as , Yahoo! and Bing – will index the real address rather than the shortened address. Naturally this can be done by a twitter client too.

A url can be put into this script which recursively checks the url. Example run:

$ php http.php http://bit.ly/b0Y2ds
Connect to: bit.ly (128.121.254.201)
Redirection to: http://wp.me/phhhb-ul
Connect to: wp.me (76.74.254.123)
Redirection to: http://webhat.wordpress.com/?p=1881
Connect to: webhat.wordpress.com (76.74.255.123)
Redirection to: http://specialbrands.net/?p=1881
Connect to: specialbrands.net (72.233.2.58)
True URL: http://specialbrands.net/?p=1881

Quite simple really.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

April 20, 2010 at 8:10 pm

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I left @Bloglines went to @GoogleReader *ducks* #rss #feeds

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Some of you may have noticed an important change in my feed, I am now using , you may not know that I stopped using . It feels a little like when I changed earlier this year from using to search. I am really upset at the guys from Bloglines, they have such a good product, but it wasn’t moving forward. Like Yahoo! they waited to long and lost me, a loyal customer. I send error reports, suggestions and offered help.

It’s strange as it looks like usage is on its way up:

Resource: http://www.quantcast.com/bloglines.com - by way of CrunchBase: http://www.crunchbase.com/company/bloglines

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April 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm

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Statistics By WolframAlpha #google #yahoo!

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Thanks to this article I discovered a feature of WolframAlpha, I can ask for the number of Google yearly visitors and the amount of profit Google made[1] in the last year and get profit made for each visitor in dollars ($), or converted into Euros (€):

google.com | annual visitors/Google | net income
=
34.15 visits/$  (visits per US dollar)  (trailing 12-month value as of December 31, 2009)
=
45.94 visits/euro  (visits per euro) (at current quoted rate)
And using this I can compare companies to each other[2]:
|  | google.com | annual visitors/Google | net income | yahoo.com | annual visitors/Yahoo! | net income(log scale) (from Dec 2004 to Sep 2009) | (in visits per year US dollar) |
  1. google yearly visitors/google profit
  2. google yearly users/google profit yahoo yearly users/yahoo profit

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April 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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