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First Pitch: Technical Difficulties

First Pitch: Technical Difficulties

I was going to write about Jeff Karstens tonight, or about the ridiculous contract given to Rafael Soriano by the Washington Nationals (two years, $28 M, plus they lose a first round pick). However, I didn't have much time today since I was busy fixing some technical difficulties on the site.

Early this afternoon I noticed that Chrome was bringing up a malware warning. However, Google Webmaster Tools wasn't showing an issue. After a few hours, the issue finally reached the webmaster tools, red flagging the site. I had to contact my web host to check things on their end, and check a few things on my end. Eventually it was learned that there was a script on the site that was out-dated -- specifically the script that re-sizes the images for the main page and any other article. That made the site vulnerable, leading to the warning. Once the problem was fixed I had to wait for Google to take down the warning.

Long story short, the site is now fixed. Thanks to everyone who contacted me...

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