CSF Security Upgrade

ConfigServer Firewall : New Version 5.30 Fixed a security bug that can be exploited remotely via log file spoofing resulting in root privilege escalation. Our thanks to Jeff Petersen for reporting this issue All CSF users should upgrade to this release immediately! More details about the CSF Security Upgrade http://www.configserver.com/free/csf/changelog.txt http://www.configserver.com/cp/csf.html Related Web Hosting Posts: […]

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Microsoft Buys Skype for US $8.5 Billion

Microsoft has pipped Google, Facebook & Cisco at the post to buyout Skype for $8.5 billion, the largest acquisition ever by Microsoft. The purchase was announced by chief executive Steve Ballmer earlier in the week saying that “Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world… Together we will […]

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Meet the Flexible Paper Phone

E-ink. The most underrated display technology – there is little it can’t do and much that it can, for weeks from a single charge. Meet the Flexible Paper Phone The latest to come from the Human Media Lab at Canada’s Queen’s University harnesses just the power of that – and has been named aptly, as […]

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Facebook & Google’s Skype Bidding War

According to a Reuters report today, Skype is entertaining buyout offers from both Google and Facebook in what would surely be one of the biggest tech deals of recent history. Skype is reportedly talking to Facebook about a possible deal. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been involved in internal discussions about buying Skype, while Facebook […]

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Westpac Data Center Outage

Westpac Data Center OutageHighlighting the fact that you can never have too many levels of redundancy, Westpac datacenter operators were scrambling this morning after a reported ‘airconditioning glitch’ took down its ATM, EFTPOS, website & online banking facilities.

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Securing osCommerce Websites

Over recent years, osCommerce has increasingly become a target of hackers. It seems every few months a new exploit gains traction and causes havoc amongst osCommerce shop owners. In recent weeks, we have noticed a small but significant number of customers running out of date & improperly secured osCommerce installs fall victim. The following post […]

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Sony PSN Hack – 1.5m Aussie Accounts Exposed

Sony has revealed that more than 1.5 million Australian PlayStation Network user accounts including potentially 280,000 credit card numbers are in the hands of hackers as it struggles to contain the reputational damage caused by one of the world’s biggest data & privacy breaches. The number of Australian accounts affected, which make up a small […]

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Apple buys iCloud domain for $4.5m

Adding to the stockvalue of the “Cloud” computing phenomenon as well as domain sitting profits, Apple has just handed over a reported $4.5 Million US dollars for ownership of the iCloud.com domain name. A report last week relayed that Apple purchased the iCloud.com domain from Xcerion for a cool $4.5 million. Indeed, iCloud.com now re-directs […]

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