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We’re patched

A number of WordPress plug-ins have been found to have security issues of late, including the WPTouch feature that reformats this blog for mobile devices, reports ZDNet.

I am very aggressive in installing updates and patches on this blog, to maintain the stability of the site and to provide the safest browsing experience I can for my readers. When the story about WPTouch broke today, I had already put on the patch.

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9 Responses to We’re patched

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    Curious George July 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Thanks Doc. A great site and it functions very well.

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    Jim July 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    Where did the scroll down button go? Scroll up is still there. 😀

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    Dr. Conspiracy July 17, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    It’s on the top menu right side. The reason for the move is that the adaptive blog format on some devices throws the right sidebar to the bottom of the page. Well if the scroll down button, which was on the sidebar, is at the bottom of the page anyway, the scroll down doesn’t give you a lot of help.

    With the menu placement, it’s not as much of a space hog. I could label the menu “Down ↓” or “Scroll Down ↓” but I thought the simple arrow was more modern looking.

    Jim: Where did the scroll down button go? Scroll up is still there.

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    Jim July 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    Thanks Doc! Now, if the birthers would just come up with some new material…

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    AnyDayNow July 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Jim:
    Thanks Doc!Now, if the birthers would just come up with some new material…

    Over at GerbilReport (I mean SasquatchReport, no I mean PhotoshopReport…. wait, what was it they used to talk about over there? ) the bees are all buzzing about today being the big day that Zullo makes some bowel-shattering announcement on Gallups’ show (yet again). They are sure that this time is the real thing though…..

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    Dave July 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    I guess Gallups show has started… hoping for the BR crowd to say something funny…

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    The Magic M (not logged in) July 21, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    AnyDayNow: the bees are all buzzing about today being the big day that Zullo makes some bowel-shattering announcement

    Did I miss something? Has Obama been arrested? Are the birther lynch mobs already en route to my house? Was “Hey fool, yo’ dog been urinatin’ on my Confederate flag again” yesterday’s extraction code? I’m confused. Somebody page me on 555-HUNKENSTRACK asap please.

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    Rickey July 21, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    AnyDayNow: Over at GerbilReport (I mean SasquatchReport, no I mean PhotoshopReport…. wait, what was it they used to talk about over there? ) the bees are all buzzing about today being the big day that Zullo makes some bowel-shattering announcement on Gallups’ show (yet again). They are sure that this time is the real thing though…..

    My user name at Orly’s site is “Annie Daynow.” I’ve gotten a few posts through, but I haven’t tried recently.

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    Jim July 21, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    AnyDayNow: They are sure that this time is the real thing though…..

    http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/tag/HowScamsWork/

    Scams succeed because of two things.
    Firstly, a scam looks like the real thing. It appears to meet your need or desire.
    Secondly, scammers manipulate you by ‘pushing your buttons’ to produce the automatic response they want. It’s nothing to do with you personally, it’s to do with the way individuals in society are wired up emotionally and socially. It’s because the response is automatic that people fall for the scam. To stop scammers manipulating you into their traps, it can be useful to know how to prevent the automatic response they expect.

    Some people hold beliefs that leave them even more vulnerable to scams.
    One of them is the belief that all companies, businesses and organisations are legitimate and okay because they are all vetted and approved by the government or some other authority. That is not so.

    Psychological tricks used in scams

    Authority
    Authority, in or out of uniform, will cause an automatic response in almost everyone. We appeal to and use authority all the time to justify or support our position. Scammers do it deliberately to hoodwink you into agreement. Your protection here is to ask whether the authority is relevant to the context.

    It is amazing to sit back and watch the birthers continue to fall for this scam. Watching them react just like the scammers (Gallups/Zullo) want them to is priceless. Right out of the scammers playbook and the victims just line up and say “please mister, can I have another useless update”. 😆