Tag: Google

Vanity Validator

Wired’s Vanity Validator widget for iGoogle, found on the Julia Allison Wired article: How famous are you online? Inspired by Chris Anderson’s best-selling book, The Long Tail, this gadget uses Google’s PageRank™ technology to give you a number based on how many good websites mention the name you enter. Try for yourself: What’s your score?…

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Winter’s here

Winter has arrived in Sydney. Well, that’s all still a bit relative though. But it’s going to be an exiting month. We have an Adobe AIR camp (a day of AIR immersion), the Google Developer Day I’m looking forward to, and the opening of the large Apple store, plus a probable release of the iPhone…

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Google Page Rank shake up

Things are ablaze in the SEO world. Google has changed it’s page rank algorithm it seems, dropping PR about 2 points. Mine’s still at 4 though (which isn’t much anyway). Maybe it is just about resetting the baseline. If too many related sites have a hight PR, then the value of that PR is tainted…

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XSS/Phising with PDF

There’s currently a lot of chatter on the securityfocus mailing list about the pdf-javascript vulnerability disclosed by Stefano Di Paola and Giorgio Fedon last week at 23C3 in Berlin (original advisory),making new ajaxy worms or XSS possible. Adobe did put out an Acrobat fix, but lots of people don’t often upgrade Acrobat reader. Affected versions…

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