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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

3 years ago


ElasticSearch now being targeted by hackers

ElasticSearch now being targeted by hackers

3 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

3 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

3 years ago


Converting PHP's deprecated mysql_ functions to mysqli

Converting PHP's deprecated mysql_ functions to mysqli

3 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.

3 years ago


The top 10 programming languages 2016

The top 10 programming languages 2016

3 years ago


Reducing bad debt risk in a small business

The pitfalls of getting paid as an SME or sole trader and how to avoid them

3 years ago


Google AMP - what is it, do I need to know about it?

AMP is here to save us all from slow loading mobile websites, intrusive ads and bandwidth hogging design frippery

3 years ago


Do I need an SSL certificate / HTTPS for my small business website?

A look at what HTTPS is and what it means for small businesses and websites

3 years ago


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