May 2014 Entries

The #1 paid app in the Google Playstore "Virus Shield" is a complete scam

The #1 paid app in the Google Playstore "Virus Shield" is a complete scam Unfortunately for the buyers, Android Police has discovered that all the app does is change a red "X" graphic to a red "check" graphic. Literally. The 859kb app doesn't protect, secure, or scan anything. More work went into the Settings menu than the actual "security" portion of the app, and it appears that thousands of users have been scammed out of their money. The first thing that came to mind was a comment about...

Wordpress Fail - Unsafe cookies leave WordPress accounts open to hijacking, 2-factor bypass

Unsafe cookies leave WordPress accounts open to hijacking, 2-factor bypass – ouch. tl;dr: Memo to anyone who logs in to a WordPress.com-hosted blog from a public Wi-Fi connection or other unsecured network: It's trivial for the script kiddie a few tables down to hijack your site even if it's protected by two-factor authentication.

“Why I, too, killed my LinkedIn account”

Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account – worth a read if you really hate Linkedin, but if you only moderately hate LinkedIn then you can read this excerpt from the ToS and laugh about the number of people you see breaking these terms daily: You cannot post any inaccurate information You cannot invite people you don’t know to connect You cannot use a content field to post information that doesn’t belong in that field– i.e. publish your real contact information anywhere on Linkedin You cannot “duplicate,...

Creating a Responsive Tiled Photo Gallery with Pure CSS

Creating a Responsive Tiled Photo Gallery with Pure CSS is a slightly old article, but the resulting outcome is great for anyone trying to build a gallery which needs to be smart in some way about how to display images. “Responsive Gallery” makes it sound like it only cares about browser resolutions, however the truth is that the techniques contained here can also be used to deal with a gallery of images of varying sizes. Also, I *may* be blogging this to ensure I don’t lose it in future.