Security update

In the words of one of the great American philosophers, theorists and mathematicians…

Doh!

That’s ok ladi :-) Thanks for the update though!

Matt.

Security of Private Entries ?

We have received a comment from a user suggesting that private entries could be read by simply clicking view/source on the page.

I have tested this just now to verify this claim and I cannot make it happen.

If you have any further information as to what you are doing to be able to read private entries then please let us know so that we can fix it.

In future, if any one becomes aware of a security problem we would very much appreciate being given the opportunity to fix it prior to it going public. Don’t get us wrong, we’ll admit to it, but it’s much better to tell the horses that the stable door was open than to say “hey guys! its open!”. Respect the privacy and security of the others on this system please.

We’re always up front and honest with everyone, it’s one of our core beliefs. If we screw up, we tell you. AFTER we have fixed the problem.

If you have any future issues with the system the appropriate address is support@atomic-systems.com as this will be private. A comment added to the news diary is a highly public place to leave security vulnerability information. *sigh*.

Still, thanks for the heads-up, even if it wasn’t quite in the right manner.

If anyone has any information to help prove and then isolate the flaw we’d appreciate it, so far though we can’t find a way to read private entries. We can’t even find a way to see there is a private entry in the first place.

Matt.

Poem

Another poem that’s been submitted.



Fan the Flame

By Sarah

empty of words

early morning news

engrossed

stark images on shiny screen

rubble

dust

the plane again

impact

i turn away

hope amidst ashes

five firemen rescued

five families rejoicing

a flicker of hope

fan the flame

i wish i was there

clapping crowds

defiant

serving food, sharing love

distance equals helplessness

willing hands

silent tears

seared heart

God bless America


Sarah: If you want a different credit, just drop us a note.

Matt.

The Poems

Again I must re-iterate our thanks for all your poetry, it’s all wonderful to read.

We’ve been contacted by one user who has a “Writing for Life” site and I think that rather than both of us cover this event (it’s being over-covered as it is) I think it would be more appropriate to let her put the tribute together as she is planning and then we’ll link to it.

Here is what we received:

Thank you! I would like to get in touch with the

authors of any and all poems in order to build a

special dedication page on my Writing for Life

website. It deals with this kind of thing -- writing

through life experiences, and it would be a way of

dealing with things for me.

The URL for her site is: http://www.writingforlife.net (and her diary is username ‘writingforlife‘).

If you are happy for her to reproduce your poem on her site then please drop her a line. Her email address is: mairearad@yahoo.com.

At this point we’d also like to remind our users that we have another site dedicated to writing called Openfiction. It’s available at http://www.openfiction.com – it’s not just about fiction, it’s whatever you want to write about.

Many thanks!

Matt.

Online Advertising Took Another Dive

I’ve been informed that our primary advertiser is going under. After 23rd September they won’t be serving any more ads….

Glad we weren’t relying on them to feed our family!

Ads will still be shown, but this means back to the old provider. In fairness, the old provider seems to be making more for us lately than the new one anyway!