Rewarding friendly hackers who contribute to a more secure internet.
"We've selected some of the most important software that supports the internet stack, and we want you to hack it. If the public is demonstrably safer as a result of your contribution to internet security, we'd like to be the first to recognize your work and say "thanks" by sending some cash to you or your favorite non-profit." This is a full disclosure bug bounty program, and all vulnerability reports will eventually be made public. Also featuring an Allie Brosh logo for The Internet.
posted by destrius
on Nov 6, 2013 -
Charitable Thoughts About Bedbugs
from the new standard for random web infographic funnies, Lunchbreath
. Since his last appearance here
, LB has also offered useful lifestyle advice about Craigslisting
, Home Security
, Maslow's Hierarchy
, Designer Portfolios
, as well as less practical content about Business Lumberjacks
, Underachieving AT-ATs
, Cow Stomachs
and Moose Lips
But if you prefer a daily format that resembles a conventional comic strip but contains 3-to-5 times the punchlines, may I recommend Bug
, which has recently covered Snappy Comebacks
, Home Security
(yes, related to Lunchbreath's piece), Looting
(also semi-related) and Graverobbing
OR if you just want some single-panel pop-culture in a distinctive style, say Hello With Cheese
. Now you can't tell me webcomics are totally boring for at least two weeks.
posted by oneswellfoop
on Dec 10, 2010 -
Bugs to police your garden. "If desired, you can keep ladybug adults from flying by "gluing" their wings shut, temporarily, with a sugar-water solution. Half water and half sugared pop (Coke, Pepsi, etc.), in a spray bottle, works fine."
posted by Gator
on Feb 21, 2006 -
A third-rate bugging?
Did Pennsylvania Republicans plant listening devices to gain an advantage in the next Philadelphia mayoral election? I think they did and in his
words, that's the truth!
posted by Bag Man
on Oct 8, 2003 -
NTK is reporting
that a bug in Yahoo Mail causes inbound email containing script keywords like "eval" to be modified even when they are used innocuously. One result is that any instance of the string "eval" gets changed to "review", even when it's a substring of a larger word.
Note the large number of documents on the web that use the words medireview
(for "evaluate"), and reviewuation
(for "evaluation"). Is this entirely the result of the Yahoo Mail issue, or do these transformations occur in other web authoring applications?
posted by dougb
on Jul 12, 2002 -
Ever since installing the latest version of the Flash Player, I've been having problems with the sound continuing if I exit the movie, or close the browser window, until I completely kill the program by closing ALL open browser windows. Well, the problem has been formally acknowledged
, though Macromedia is being weird about doing something about it.
posted by Su
on Apr 3, 2002 -
A web bug detector to find out who's using single-pixel GIFs to relay information to third parties. Distributed by the folks at the Privacy Foundation
I've long wanted to have this information without mucking through the HTML source. Now that it's available, I don't know if I really want to know.
posted by idiolect
on Jun 12, 2001 -
seems to be over a year old, but it's news to me. Did you know that cookies set on international domains (those ending in generic things like co.uk or co.nz) can be read by other servers
within those top level country domains? Scary stuff if you're using even the latest versions of Netscape on international sites.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 17, 2000 -