Archive | February, 2014

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Easily reset a forgotten Windows password

Windows password recovery is something you’ve probably wanted to do at some point. Maybe you’ve tried to login to an old computer that’s not been used in a while, or maybe you just managed to enter the same typo twice without knowing it when changing your password. If you just want to get back in […]

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Apple finally patch Gotofail bug in OSX 10.9.2

Apple have today released the update that users of OSX Mavericks have been waiting for since Friday. While iOS devices were covered by the earlier iOS 7.0.6 patch, the OSX 10.9.2 update was only released a few hours ago, finally protecting Apple desktop machines running Mavericks. Just click on the Apple icon (top left) of […]

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Facebook email death may result in spam

A little known feature of Facebook is the Facebook Email service they launched back in November 2010. Today, the @facebook.com service is biting the dust and Facebook has started to notify users that email sent to their @facebook.com address will be forwarded to their primary login email address instead. If you don’t have a primary email […]

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Top 10 ways to maximise iPhone battery life

iPhone battery life in iOS7 depends on many factors, including how far away you are from cellular masts, or WiFi access points. You can’t really do much about that, other than to stand closer to one (don’t forget your tin foil hat!). But you can do several things to the configuration of your phone to […]

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iOS Update covers critical Apple iOS and OSX SSL vulnerability

Apple has released an iOS update for iOS6 and iOS7, the operating system used by iPhone and iPad devices. Due to what looks like a programmers typo a serious flaw has been revealed in the way SSL connections are verified. This is no small thing as security bugs go, and Apple are undoubtedly highly embarrassed […]

Endless Geek

Android exploit threatens millions of phones

An exploit for a vulnerability in Android versions prior to 4.2 (Ice Cream Sandwich) that affects around 70% of all Android devices has now been published with the Metasploit penetration testing framework. Metasploit is a tool used by security specialists when testing the security of software and operating systems. It’s also free, which means that […]

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WHMCS : Passwords removal from welcome emails

WHMCS (Web Host Manager Complete Solution) is a popular customer management and provisioning system for cPanel/WHM – get yourself a dedicated server, install WHMCS and bingo, a hosting company is born (well, almost). It’s fair to say that WHMCS has a few security problems in recent times. This is due in part to WHMCS being […]

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Chmod explained – Linux file permissions for beginners

If you have spent any time dealing with Linux based web hosting then you will almost certainly had encountered the term chmod. Chmod is a linux command and is an abbreviation of change mode. Chmod explained – Understanding permissions The mode is described by three or four octal (0 to 7) digits e.g. 0000 to […]

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cPanel : Pipe email script to extract attachments

If you want to automatically process images or other attachments that are sent to a mailbox address in your cPanel account, then you need look no further than the Pipe to Program option in the cPanel Forwarders screen. This is an often overlooked feature of cPanel accounts, probably because it’s not that easy to understand […]

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DSO to SuPHP permissions problems and how to fix them

SuPHP is a CGI based handler for PHP, usually run using the suEXEC apache feature. This means that your PHP scripts are run using your linux user account’s privileges, but everything else is usually accessed using Apache’s anonymous account – usually called nobody Running PHP as DSO Apache module on the other hand runs both […]