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WPD 411: “Lenovo has engineered a massive security catastrophe for its users”

  • Posts

    • EFF: “Lenovo has engineered a massive security catastrophe for its users”, post
      • “The use of a single certificate for all of the MITM attacks means that all HTTPS security […] on all of these Lenovo laptops is now broken. […] All an attacker needs is a copy of the Superfish MITM private key […] which has now been extracted and posted online.”
  • Info

    • The difference between ::placeholder and :placeholder-shown
      • “The ::placeholder pseudo-element represents placeholder text in an input field”, spec. “The :placeholder-shown pseudo-class matches an input element that is showing placeholder text”, spec.
  • Tools

    • Awesomplete, a customizable autocomplete library (“fixes <datalist>”), @………’s page w/ demo
  • Opinion

    • Apps should embrace open protocols (RSS, SMS, email), @………’s post

  • Other

    • How to publish a jQuery plugin on npm (incl. adjusting its package manifest), @………’s post
    • Chrome supports dynamically injected <link rel="dns-prefetch">, source
    • Google’s Inbox web app (inbox.google.com) adds support for Firefox and Safari (screen), post
    • Firefox to start rewriting certain -webkit- prefixed CSS properties for specific Chinese sites, source

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