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Pakistan Facebook ban lifted

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After protests over images of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad were posted on a Facebook page, the Pakistani government had banned access to the social networking site. The ban has since been lifted on the material, deemed offensive to Muslims, having been removed. The incident sparks questions, though, over just how the …

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More Joomla Security Tips

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Yesterday, I highlighted some of the critical Joomla security issues that you should consider. Here are a few more you should add to your list: All of these can be set within your local php.ini directory (if your server allows it), rather than manipulating the global one for the server. …

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How to Display Files Modified Today

There are many ways to search Linux files and directories using grep, find, or locate. All of them find files that match certain search parameters, usually words or characters. On a Linux server, you can also find any files that were modified within the current day. This is useful for …

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Renowned cryptographer Whit Diffie joins ICANN

ICANN announced this week the hiring of cryptographer Whit Diffie as Vice President for Information Security and Cryptography. The 65-year-old former chief security officer from Sun will use his advanced knowledge to help improve the security of the domain name system. Diffie is famous for co-writing a paper published in …

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Secure File Transfer from SSH

If you are accustomed to working with a graphical interface, such as Windows or Mac OS, having to manage your server from the command line can be arduous, but it is sometimes necessary. In some situations, for example, you might need to send a file directly from the server without …

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When You Are Accused of Spamming…

Question: My web host has accused me of being a spammer and has suspended my account. How do I prove I am not a spammer? Answer: Usually, you will only be accused of spamming in one of three situations: (1) you actually are a spammer, (2) your account is hosted …

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What is PHP Safe Mode?

A “safe mode” in general is a term used to refer to software that has all but the most critical components disabled in order to increase stability. Often times when there is a stability or security issue, running in safe mode will allow the user to still access the system …

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Creating Good Passwords

Whether you have a single small website or a data center filled with servers, security should always be at the top of your agenda. One of the most basic security holes that attackers often exploit is the weak password. It is important for you and any users on your server …

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