Archive for April, 2007

Hello, Mr Website. Would you like my password?

April 30, 2007

Over the last few days I’ve been “tagged” a few times from “”.

I hid the names to protect the guilty, though I’m not actually sure why I would want to do such a thing.

Anyway, a Google search revealed some people posting unbelievable things about it. One person even suggested that it required users to give it their email account’s password – and that they do it!

This had to be verified. I set up a Yahoo mail account, and signed up for Tagged. Turns out it didn’t ask you to give your email password. It requires you to give your email account’s password. It actually checks, as you’re doing this, that it is the right password.


People really are idiots.

After this, you get to click through – I kid you not – 10, count ’em, 10, offers, at after which you get to do whatever, I guess.

Meanwhile, having gained access to your email account, it logs and sends emails to spams everyone in your address book. Presumably it will then sell every address it finds to spammers.

The really shocking thing is, some of the people “tagging” me with this work in IT. They seem reasonably intelligent people, even. Yet they’re still giving the password for their primary (yes, their primary) email account to some site they just found on the internet, presumably because it spammed them!

Social engineering will never be solved. How can it be, if even so-called-professionals will surrender their passwords that easily?


Seraphiel 0.57 released!

April 29, 2007

A whole bunch of bug fixes in this version 🙂

  • Genesis kingdom page now shows the kingdom networth and acres (it didn’t before)
  • The extension should produce fewer (hopefully none) error messages
  • The bottoms of the chart lists (previously hidden by the monarch’s message) are now visible.
  • When using the attack calculator, the war room no longer gets messed up after attacks
  • Also, the locations in Crystal Ball spells are now clickable.

Both the extension and the Greasemonkey script have been updated.

New forum

April 19, 2007

I’m moving the Seraphiel forums to Fog Creek Software‘s new Fogbugz-On-Demand service. It comes with an integrated bug tracking solution, so managing bugs and new feature requests will be a lot easier than before.

You don’t have to sign up or anything, just start posting 🙂

Even better, there are no ads 😉

The forums are now located at

Seraphiel 0.56 released!

April 13, 2007

This version fixes up an unfortunate issue that was introduced in 0.55 (whoops…) which basically stopped it from working.

As a bonus, I fixed up an older bug that prevented the kingdom page from displaying any provinces on Genesis.

Both the extension and the Greasemonkey script have been updated.

Seraphiel 0.55 released!

April 9, 2007

This version is fixes up a potential security risk, reported by Bubba (caution, that link will not work forever).

Both the Greasemonkey script and the extension have been updated.