This article says it all for me to stay updated on my WordPress blog and Computers. I know I said I was hesitate to upgrade to the new WordPress 2.7 but I changed my mind after reading this and the compatibility list on Lorelle’s blog.
MS08-067: Not updating has created a monster botnet
Date: December 6th, 2008
Author: Michael Kassner
Category: security, Botnet, anti-spam
Microsoft created MS08-067 to fix a serious vulnerability. MS even felt the problem was critical enough to justify an out-of-band release of the update. They were right; find out why.
MS08-067 is the fix for server service vulnerability CVE-2008-4250:
“A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Server service on Windows systems. The vulnerability is due to the service not properly handling specially crafted RPC requests. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.”
Microsoft had a real sense of urgency with this patch. The Gimmiv.A trojan, which exploits the server service vulnerability, was already found on servers and desktops in the wild. The ThreatExpert blog “Gimmiv.A exploits critical vulnerability” gives a detailed explanation of the trojan and its capabilities.
The Gimmiv.A trojan was designed to collect system information and passwords from the infected computer, then send the information in an encrypted format to a remote server. Next the remote server sends files back to the compromised computer, which will be used to further propagate the trojan. It appears that the Gimmiv.A author has a sense of humor as the following image (courtesy of ThreatExpert) is among the downloaded files: Read more
To more experience bloggers these WordPress plugins might be consider obsolete but they are new to me. I love the Wassup and User Online plugin. These are two different WordPress plugins. Very cool! Everyone is talking about the new WordPress 2.7 release due December 10: but I am not looking forward to it because it does not support a lot of the WordPress plugins that most of us are already using. This new update in my personal opinion is going to cause havoc on a lot of folks websites and blogs. I will be slowing prolonging my update for WordPress 2.7 until the developers of most of the plugins that I am using had a chance to update to work with the new WordPress 2.7. I strongly suggest you print out the list of plugins and make sure they are compatible before upgrading to the new WordPress 2.7. My favorite plugin is getting killed by the new WordPress 2.7 release.
Obfuscate E-mail-Obfuscate e-mail addresses that appear as text in your blog in an effort to deter e-mail harvesting spammers while retaining the appearance and functionality of hyperlinks. By Scott Reilly.
WordPress WassUp Plugin-Wordpress plugin to analyze your visitors traffic with real time stats, chart and a lot of chronological informations. It has sidebar Widget support to show current online visitors and other statistics. By Michele Marcucci, Helene D..
WP-DownloadManager-Adds a simple download manager to your WordPress blog. By Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan.
WP-DownloadManager Widget-Adds a Download Widget to display most downloaded file and recent downloads on your sidebar. You will need to activate WP-DownloadManager first. By Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan.
WP-UserOnline-Enable you to display how many users are online on your WordPress blog with detailed statistics of where they are and who there are(Members/Guests/Search Bots). By Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan.
WP-UserOnline Widget-Adds a UserOnline Widget to display users online from WP-UserOnline Plugin. You need to activate WP-UserOnline first. By Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan.
WP RSS Images-Include the first attached images of your post in your rss. By Alain Gonzalez.
Lorelle’s Blog has the 411 about the new release of WordPress 2.7. Click on to learn about everything listed below about WordPress 2.7 There is no reason for me to rewrite what Lorelle’s blog already has posted:
Preparing for WordPress 2.7
While you are eagerly awaiting one of the most exciting releases of WordPress ever, check out WordPress 2.7 Release News and Links for the news you need to know about this new version. There are also tips and information for WordPress Theme and Plugin authors to update their own versions for users.
If you are worried about whether or not WordPress 2.7 will work with your server, Themes or Plugins, see:
It looks like Love B. Scott has finally moved into his new home in New York and he had a little company too! Love B. Scott is a video blogger that writes content primarily of celebrity interviews and his findings of updated celebrity gossip and music. In case your all wondering who the hell is B. Scott? He is an openly gay celebrity blogger who brings entertainment to his blog through clean videos, blogging and interviews. Don’t watch if your not into folks being openly secure about their own sexuality. In another words, B. Scott is not living in a closet somewhere hiding the fact that he is gay and a man. His video blogs is clean fun! I have seen raw erotic video before and this is very clean to the eyes. I love your hair and makeup B!
Jamie Foxx “Intuition,” is being released on December 16, 2008. I just heard on Foxxhole Radio Sirius 106, Jamie Foxx has lowered the Intuition album/CD price due to the economy to a low price of $9.99. This CD is sure to make a nice stocking stuffer for Christmas this year! I have to say Jamie really looking fit physically and still funny…got love his talent. Jamie been around like forever as an actor, radio personality and the big one…big time Grammy and Oscar winner!
I am hearing raves reviews about this movie. Beyonce plays “Etta James”. I am going to see it by this weekend. I love Beyonce marketing and sales skills, they are impeccable. The entire Knowles family are marketing geniuses; there is a lot to be learned from the Knowles clan. I really mean that in a positive way too! From her mother who has her own clothing line, her father who is a manager of Beyonce’s and others singing career, Solange who is a singer and her son has a toy-line and Beyonce herself who married a marketing and business genius Iike herself. Is there a Grammy in her future?
Beyoncé Knowles has not only signed on to star in ‘Cadillac Records’ but Sony BMG Films have announced that she will act as executive producer on the project too. Knowles will play blues singer Etta James and will also record four songs for the soundtrack. The 1950′s period film is about the seminal Chicago record label Chess Records and its founder, Leonard Chess, who started out selling albums out of his Cadillac. Etta James, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Chuck Berry are among the legends who recorded on Chess. Adrien Brody has already been cast as Chess and Jeffrey Wright (Waters), Cedric the Entertainer (Willie Dixon) and Columbus Short (Little Walter) are also on board. Knowles will donate a portion of her fees to recovering addicts through her family’s charity the Survivor Foundation.
I am not much of a naysayer; listed in the Men’s Journal September issue called “Guru if the New Rich (Dropouts)” by Larry Smith. He wrote an article about the author of the “4 Hour Work Week” book by Tim Ferriss. Larry mentions in the end of his article a service called “AskSunday.com” This service will become your personal assistant for a minium of $19 dollars a month in addition to service charges. Thats about a $1 a day. I have not tried the service yet because I am leary of giving my personal information to anyone abroad. If you experience any type of theft there is no recourse. I suggest you sort of throw caution to the wind when you use services like this, like I said earlier I am not a naysayer. If it sounds to good to be true you better read the small print before you use any services provide from someone outside of the United States. Otherwise it is an excellent way to get things done without the headache of hiring a personal assistant.
This is really a shame. I can hear the emotion in O.J.’s voice while listening to the Youtube video The sentence hand down to him was 15 years with eligibility for parole in 5 years. Whew! O.J. is 61 years old and will be an old man when he is released from prison unless he get lucky like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Simpson or during his appeal he is not found guilty. His sentence is extremely harsh for a man receiving a first time conviction. Remember, he was found innocent of killing Nicole and her boyfriend; it almost seems like he being penalized for being found innocent 13 years ago. I don’t understand why the Goldman’s were at his trial though; he was being charged with Robbery. Most people who commit this type of crime has received less time than O.J. The judicial system really wanted O.J.’s head on a platter. In a case like this no one really wins.
Found guilty of all charges
Quote: Former US football running back OJ Simpson has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for armed robbery, conspiracy to kidnap and assault with a deadly weapon.
District Judge Jackie Glass, who described Simpson, 61, as arrogant and ignorant, said the evidence was overwhelming.
Simpson made an emotional appeal prior to sentencing at the Las Vegas court, saying he was “sorry” and “confused”.
His accomplice, Clarence Stewart, was also sentenced to 15 years after the two were convicted on 12 charges, reports BBC News. The charges related to the robbery and holding of two sports memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas in September 2007.
Simpson and Stewart had seized the memorabilia dealers in an attempt to reclaim items linked to the former National Football League star’s sporting career, which Simpson claimed still belonged to him.
Before sentencing, Judge Glass said: “The potential for harm to occur in that room was tremendous.” “You went to the room, you took guns… you used force, you took property… and in this state that amounts to robbery with a deadly weapon,” said the judge.
Over the last couple of weeks I wrote down websites that either came on television or I read in a book or magazine. I read a book called 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss. He had several websites that I found to be very useful to the new business or website just getting started. I don’t really buy the 4 hour work week he alleges in his book. It is not enough documented proof besides himself. I can almost reason that if his book is on the bestsellers list and he has sold his book in 32 languages, of course he would be able to live a 4 hour work week. The dude list some really interesting websites. I strongly suggest you get his book from your local library for free. Your able to check the book out for at least 3 weeks and than renew it online. At least that is the case with the library where I live. By now anyone who visits thephotographer4you.com should be aware that this website is all about sharing information. These are some of the websites that I found interesting and an excellent resource for new business and established businesses.
His own websitefourhourworkweekis impressive and quote statistics and numbers but I am not moved by his theory that you only have to work four hour work weeks.
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