Month: October 2018

Serving WebAssembly Files with a Development Web Server

WebAssembly is a relatively recent feature of javascript and modern browsers; as a result, many web servers don’t recognize files the “.wasm” extension as Web Assembly binary files. Here’s how to configure this file type for web servers in the development environment.

A WordPress die(md5()) exploit?

There have been periodic requests logged in this site’s HTTP access logs that request a PHP page (usually simply index.php) and attempt to pass parameters like “die(md5(34563))” or “die(pi()*42)”. These extra parameters don’t seem to have any effect on the site, but I’m still curious about what the intent of these requests might be.