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Monday, October 9, 2006

Ask Fixes Vulnerability and More

The team was very responsive lately... pointed to a problem with cross-site scripting of their page cache feature, they worked on it and now display cached pages on instead of

In other Ask news today, the homepage displays a Columbus Day wallpaper, and the text “October 1492: Columbus Arrives in the Americas” linked up to some search results (including an Ask onebox/ smart answer above the organic results). Interesting for Ask to choose a holiday that’s surrounded by controversy... after all, Columbus’ arrival in America also resulted in lots of death for native people.

[Hat tip to Gary Price, Tony Ruscoe and Scott Kim!]


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