PC Library of Error Codes

Did you know there are libraries for PC error codes? I did not, and for good reasons because most times when you do encounter errors, you often hit the reset or reboot and off you go. But that changed a while back when I was trying to recover data from an old hardware and ran into numerous issues that were until that point were unknown. That is when I found www.pc-library.com, a free resource for anyone who needs to know anything related to what system error messages actually mean!

With PC Library, I was able to quickly figure out what ports were being used, and the applications that were associated with specific port numbers. My very first …

WordPress 2.5 Upgrade: WordPress 2.5.1 is available! Please update now Message Appears after Upgrade Troubleshooting

When a client of mine upgraded to WordPress 2.5.1 from WordPress 2.5 she encountered an issue where the database will not upgrading, resulting in the “WordPress 2.5.1 is available! Please update now.” flashing in her dashboard and every other admin pages. On initial search of the WordPress support forum, we found the following strings that pointed us in a certain direction:

wordpress 2.5http://wordpress.org/support/topic/172004

Neither strings suggest solutions that are easy or safe, however, I urge you check these posts and then search your install via file manager/FTP/WebFTP to ensure you do not have files with the following extensions anywhere within a writable …

WordPress 2.5.1 and CVE 2008 1930

WordPress 2.5.1 is already out, so the blog you upgraded last month, is outdated and worse, could be vulnerable. A Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE 2008 1930) which reads as below is now known to be the reason for this hastened release:
wordpress 2.5An attacker, who is able to register a specially crafted username on a Wordpress 2.5 installation, is able to generate authentication cookies for other chosen accounts.

This vulnerability exists because it is possible to modify authentication cookies without invalidating the cryptographic integrity protection.

If a Wordpress blog is configured to freely permit account creation, a remote attacker can gain Wordpress-administrator access and then elevate this to arbitrary code …