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Cloudfare bug led to sensitive data being leaked and indexed by search engines

A simple missing piece of a C routine led to a buffer overflow and what's techincally known as 'a total disaster'

4 years ago


Apache HTTP to HTTPS redirects don't need to be painful!

A lot of information out there on the web suggests using mod_rewrite but an easier way exists

4 years ago


Laravel 5.4 released

The latest version of the PHP framework is released

4 years ago


NHS email system hit with 500,000,000 emails due to admin error

The NHS email system was swamped with half a billion emails due to no failsafes from IT contractor

4 years ago


ElasticSearch now being targeted by hackers

ElasticSearch now being targeted by hackers

4 years ago


Thousands of MongoDB installations being hacked

Thousands of MongoDB installations being hacked, the popular open-source NoSQL database is coming under criticism for its insecure default setup

4 years ago


Google Chrome to warn about non-HTTPS forms

At the end of this month Google's Chrome browser update will include a 'Not secure' warning

4 years ago


Converting PHP's deprecated mysql_ functions to mysqli

Converting PHP's deprecated mysql_ functions to mysqli

4 years ago


How did the denial of service (DDoS) attack that took down Twitter, Netflix and Github work?

We'll take a look at what took these services offline, how it did it and why it's bit of a worry for the future.

4 years ago


The top 10 programming languages 2016

The top 10 programming languages 2016

4 years ago


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