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New Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Microsoft has released a Security Advisory warning that users of Internet Explorer are at risk of data-theft due to a new Internet Explorer vulnerability. “Such a script might collect user information (eg., email), spoof content displayed in the browser, or otherwise interfere with the user’s experience.” At present there is no permanent fix for the […]

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New Debian Release

The new version of Debian known as ‘Squeeze’ has been released into the wild as the new ‘Stable’ distribution of Debian. What’s in the new Debian release There are lots of great new packages available, and also updates to existing packages of course! One of the notable changes is the move to a dependency based […]

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Windows 8: A radical change for Windows

Looks like Windows mobile, but is not Windows Mobile. Cue the new Windows 8 screen. Has Windows jumped on the bandwagon made of Ugly sticks (there was a free seat next to Ubuntu’s “Unity”, a little bird said) or do you like the slate layout? Regardless, users will be able to opt out for a […]

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Governments to favour cloud over in-house IT

Public cloud offerings will account for more than 25% of government business services in domains other than national defence and security, according to newly released research. In its latest global report on government IT and transformation to digitalised business models, analyst firm Gartner says that governments will increasingly favour cloud computing over long-running in-house IT […]

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WordPress Security Warning

WordPress developers have warned users their popular CMS is under attack from a ‘clever’ worm that automatically compromises unpatched versions of the WordPress system. The particularly nasty bug crawls the web for vulnerable WordPress installations, installing malware, deleting content, and generally wreaking havoc wherever it can on unpatched installations. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg eloquently implored […]

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WordPress Backups: Why they are important

Your WordPress database contains every post, every comment and every link you have on your blog. If your database gets erased or corrupted, you stand to lose everything you have written. There are many reasons why this could happen and not all are things you can control. But what you can do is back up […]

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WordPress Security Incident

Whilst alarming to the end-user, so far no user log-in information seems to have been accessed. Keeping in mind this is for WordPress.com users as opposed to those running independently-hosted installations. In a relievingly transparent post (some may argue, unusual for an internet company), Matt from WordPress posts: “Automattic had a low-level (root) break-in to […]

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Secure your WordPress blog in five minutes

Writing about a blog in a blog…never fear netizens, the space time continuum of the Internets will not break. What if your blog was the target of a rookie hacker, honing his skills to make it to the big leagues? All of your hard work building a better blog, growing traffic and readership, and making […]

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How to find the Mac Address in CentOS

Open SSH and type the following and press Enter: /sbin/ifconfig | grep -i hwaddr The sequence of hexadecimal digits that appears to the right of eth0 HWAddr (e.g. 01:02:23:ED:AQ:8b) is your Servers MAC Address

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CentOS 6.5 & RHEL 7 Beta Announced

Exciting news! It’s been announced that CentOS 6.5 has arrived with a bundle of improvements and RedHat have released a beta version of RHEL7. Here’s what’s new in CentOS 6.5: Microsoft Hyper-V drivers have been added to allow CentOS to be more efficient as a Virtual Machine when installed on Microsoft Hyper-V server. The samba4 […]

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