A few months ago, top news agency Reuters was severely criticized for publishing digitally altered photos from Lebanon. The unfortunate incident is now better known as the “Adnan Hajj photographs controversy,” leaving a dark blemish in the use of digital photography for news reportage. [Read more…]
Just ten days after releasing version 2.0.6, WordPress 2.0.7 is now available for public download. This update addresses a PHP security issue in certain versions of the popular scripting language, as well as a Feedburner problem that was inadvertently introduced in 2.0.6. Similar to the previous updates, the WordPress team labels this as a recommended upgrade. [Read more…]
Have you heard about Habari? Habari is a new blogging platform from familiar names formerly associated with WordPress. The project was announced by Chris J. Davis earlier this month, who’s one of the core developers of the new weblog publishing application.
But is there space for another WordPress alternative? [Read more…]
In light of the recently reported cross–site scripting vulnerabilities in WordPress, version 2.0.6 has been released to address the said issues in the templates.php file as detailed in these entries from Operation N and Security Focus. (As cited in our related coverage.)
Along with the aforementioned fixes, changes were made specific to the comments system, now filtering for input that may ruin layouts and markup. Also listed in the summary of changes is the compatibility for PHP/FastCGI setups and the now functional HTML quicktags for Safari browsers. [Read more…]