Syndicated Vulnerability

Looks like the blogosphere is rediscovering the security risk of subscribing to blog feeds which I last blogged about in Comment on Microsoft Embracing RSS. The risk is inherent and not limited to blog feeds but to all forms of syndication, including OPML. Simplicity of the carrier formats and wildfire-like nature of social technologies are the two primary risk amplifiers.

Starry eyed, we are drawn to bonfires like mash-up and AJAX, enchanted by the moment and forgetful of the dreary dawn. Too poetic? Then here is a controversial soundbite for entertainment:

AJAX and mash-up are like bath house orgies and RSS and OPML are like intravenous drug addictions.


p dir=”ltr”>It's not completely right nor completely wrong. Use as directed: as food for thought and not for furthering your arguments.