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Wednesday, 20th July 2005

[Greasemonkey] A whole other kind of monkey. Help Aaron test the new, hopefully secure, Greasemonkey. # 7:56 pm

Google Moon—Lunar Landing Sites (via) Be sure to zoom all the way in for a Wallace and Gromit like revelation. # 9:34 am

Understanding the Greasemonkey vulnerability

If you have any version of Greasemonkey installed prior to 0.3.5, which was released a few hours ago, or if you are running any of the 0.4 alphas, you need to go and upgrade right now. All versions of Greasemonkey aside from 0.3.5 contain a nasty security hole, which could enable malicious web sites to read any file from your hard drive without you knowing.

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