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ZDNet reports that over 30 Comcast mail servers were compromised recently:
NullCrew FTS used a Local File Inclusion (LFI) exploit to gain access to the Zimbra LDAP and MySQL database — which houses the usernames and passwords of Comcast ISP users.
I am a Comcast customer and I haven’t heard anything from them about this. Which is line with what ZDNet has reported, that they haven’t been forth coming with details yet.
Off I went to change my Comcast password. That is when I ran into this disappointing password policy:
The good part is that they do support special characters, which is more than I can say for some other password policies I’ve seen.
The bad part is that it only supports up to 16 characters and doesn’t allow spaces. That suggests that Comcast might be storing the passwords in plain text. Which of course would be bad.
Related to this is a review of URL validation regular expressions. It compares 13 different methods, but only for URL validation, not necessarily matching.
I’m not super keen on the idea of having a list of TLDs as part of the regex, since the number of TLDs is continuing to grow. I do like that Gruber’s regex includes comments in it, that is really helpful for longer, more complex expressions.
Drew McLellan wonders Why is Progressive Enhancement so unpopular?:
Simon St. Laurent touched on this as well in Web Application Development is Different (and Better):
Let’s extend the Web and help it do more – but let’s do that by valuing the many strengths it already brings.
Intentional or not the last few years have brought us a strong push to ignore the idea of progressive enhancement. In many cases that has been to our detriment.
On a fresh install of Fedora, I tried installing Jitsi but was getting a horrible error. Didn't matter which SIP account I used or how I had my audio set up, I consistently got this error:
net.java.sip.communicator.service.protocol.OperationFailedException: An error occurred while sending invite request
Caused by: net.java.sip.communicator.service.protocol.OperationFailedException: An error occurred while creating session description
Caused by: javax.sdp.SdpException: The parameter is null
Only by running Jitsi from the command line was I able to find the actual source of the issue.
java.net.UnknownHostException: phineas: phineas: Name or service not known
My computer is named "phineas" and apparently Fedora doesn't automatically add that name to the /etc/hosts file on install. That was pretty easy to resolve.
$ cat /etc/hosts
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6
Of course, you don't have to name your computer phineas too.