Huge Vulnerability in WordPress 4.8

Anthony Ferrara discovered a significant security vulnerability and an even more fundamental security flaw in WordPress. The correct fix is to ditch this whole prepare mechanism (which returns a string SQL query). Do what basically everyone else does and return a statement/query object or execute the query directly. That way you can’t double-prepare a string. … Continue reading Huge Vulnerability in WordPress 4.8

Ev Williams and the future of online publishing

Great piece on Ev Williams and the open web. Yet his run near the top has been remarkably consistent. While other CEOs in his early-web cohort have left the industry, or have become writers or consultants, Williams has stuck around, leading companies. His startups have nearly all specialized in the same abstract medium: text boxes. … Continue reading Ev Williams and the future of online publishing

Trump

(This is not a political post. I don't really do politics.) The vast majority of people I follow on the social medias are having a very predictable knee-jerk reaction against Donald Trumps presidential campaign. My knee-jerk reaction to predictable, like-button-induced, knee-jerk reactions is to immediately take a contrarian view. If I actually did politics, I'd continue this … Continue reading Trump