Monthly Archives: April 2012

Walking in the Cotswolds

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It don’t get much better than this! Despite a couple of short, sharp showers, so far we’ve enjoyed better than expected weather and some very enjoyable scenery. About 12 miles covered yesterday, a nice pub stop to avoid a shower at lunchtime (liquid only) followed by a gargantuan pork pie that did more to slow progress than the beer. More… Read more »

Room Without A View

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Funny how life gets turned on its head sometimes. After months of travel adventures and spectacular views, the last couple of weeks have seen me ensconced in the downstairs toilet trying to finally finish it off after avoiding the issue for 8 years since we started the extension. I managed to complete the plastering yesterday, and today saw a trip… Read more »

What You Need to Know About the Flashback Trojan

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On April 4, Russian antivirus vendor Dr. Web published strong evidence that more than 500,000 Macs have been infected by the latest variant of the Flashback trojan. As Mikko Hypponen, Chief Researcher at F-Secure pointed out via Twitter, if there are roughly 45 million Macs out there, Flashback would now have infected more than 1 percent of them, making Flashback… Read more »

WordPress Install Hacked Again with page_options Function and References to

This site fell victim to a hack that allowed potentially malicious code to be installed. After investigation, it appears no code was inserted, but a backdoor was created, which I’ve now firmly closed shut. Read about what happen, how I investigated, and what remedies were taken that you might find useful if you are vulnerable to similar problems.