|Content temporarily disabled by LiveJournal
||[Sep. 23rd, 2009|10:48 pm]
LiveJournal has flagged the embedded video in my entry of September 7th. 2009 6:32 pm (link) embedded with the embedding code on the associated ZDNet Site as "Sorry the content was temporarily disabled". The video can still be viewed by clicking on the link provided so what exactly is the reason for temporarily disabling this content.
Sometime in the future this satirical parody of Senator Conroy and his proposed Internet Censorship Scheme will I assume return to it's rightful place in my journal.
I also notice that this isn't the only content "temporarily disabled" - another item (but not the only one) being a news item from a United States broadcaster posted on the July 29th. 2009 2:52 pm
This was a video embedded from code provided by CBS in the United States regarding a video involved in the Chris Illingworth legal issue.
seemingly a web security exploit
As you may have already noticed, some video and media embedding in LiveJournal entries have been disabled, and content and security level of some entries may have changed unexpectedly. Both are related to a web security exploit that affected some entries on LiveJournal for approximately two hours today. Here is what you should know:
- You should check your recent entries to be sure the security level has not been changed and embed tags (as described below) have not been added.
- This exploit was spread through malicious Flash code embedded in journal entries.
- To combat the exploit, most video and other media embedding has been disabled - we will re-enable them on a site-by-site basis over the coming hours and days.
- Once media embedding was disabled, the exploit was stopped; it is no longer a risk.
- If you see four boxes (picture below) on a friend's entry, you should inform your friend since they may not be aware of what occurred.