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May, 2010

  • 6 May

    SQLite for Your Database Needs

    In the web hosting world, certain database software is commonplace. Most system administrators, even the new ones, have heard of MySQL, MSSQL, and/or PostgreSQL. Using SQL databases typically requires a database server to be running on the system. MySQL, for example, runs as a service in Linux called mysqld, or …

April, 2010

  • 9 April

    Data migration tips

    Anytime you move to a new web host or upgrade to a new server, you will need to migrate your data. In the old days, data was often stored in flat files or simply directly within the HTML files. While the management eventually proved to be inefficient, it was much …

February, 2010

  • 18 February

    Test Windows Server 2008 with MBSA

    Microsoft provides a tool for Windows Server 2008 that tests for security misconfiguration. It comes with a graphical interface and a command line interface for both local and remote scans. It looks for vulnerabilities, performs assessment checks, and checks SQL Server 2005. In addition to Windows Server 2008, MBSA runs …

June, 2009

  • 22 June

    Databases are ripe for hacker exploitation

    According to a new study by Verizon Business’ compuer forensics team, 30% of data security breeches in 2008 were initiated with database exploitation. Furthermore, of all the records breached, 75% were housed in databases. As the reliance on databases grows, particularly on large-scale websites, it is more crucial than ever …