This is a list of coding exercises, working up in difficulty. These exercises are provided to learn and for practice, do what works for you – start with the problem & work to the solution, start with the solution & work backwards, or anything in-between.
They don’t currently believe any credit card information has been obtained but the data that has been compromised consists of:
- Email addresses
- “Cryptographically scrambled” passwords
- Answers to security questions
- Information regarding Mobile & Dial-in Authenticators
- Information regarding Phone Lock
They provide a set of security steps users should take:
While there is no current way to update secret security questions, Blizzard is working on allowing users to change their secret question and answer. So keep an eye out.
This is just yet another example of a prominent company being hacked. This is not a reason to avoid the internet but should simply act as a reminder why users must take responsibilities of their data, to the best of their abilities; stronger passwords and different passwords for different sites being only a couple examples.
See you online!
So, unless there are any other surprises, I’ve chosen the web host, DreamHost. This host supports Rails 3.0 and uses Passenger, so I can avoid dealing with FastCGI, like I would with the other web hosts. [I’m hoping I don’t run into any future issues that would require me to use FastCGI]
Well, cleared up a couple issues on the server dealing with gems and should have a stable deploy. Now I can spend more time on the content of this site, YAY!
I guess my first entry will be the process of getting my personal site, summerdew.com up and going.
I code, I like playing with design [making no claims of ability here] but I HATE configuration. Especially on servers. I decided I wanted to learn RoR [Ruby on Rails] and what better way then to just jump in.
I jumped right into the middle of everything, choosing a hosting service because a couple friends used it and it stated to support rails. Of course after I actually had the beginning of my rails app, I find out the host doesn’t support rails 3.x, now out for over a year.
So for now, I’m forwarding to Heroku and deciding whether to run an old version of rails on my current host, to learn PHP, or switch to a new host.
Being impulsive I wanted something up the moment I got the e-mail saying the domain summerdew.com was mine.
Now that it’s up, I can actually spend some time figuring out what will work the best for this site.
Excited & agitated!