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I’m all for encouraging people to take up web development if it’s a career that appeals to them, but I’m also wary that some ability to code in PHP and a basic understanding of how databases work does not a web developer make.

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Feb 19, 2016, 4:00 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (1) Comment

Consider the following scenario. You work in the customer support team for a small web hosting provider. A call comes in from a user who claims they are unable to access their email account and therefore can’t reset the password for their hosting account. You run through the usual process for verifying their identity: what’s […]

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Feb 11, 2016, 12:07 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

As the year turned from a turbulent 2015 to a hopeful 2016, online criminals set the bar high with a DDoS attack that was apparently the biggest yet seen, dwarfing 2015’s already massive attacks. The attack — launched by “hacktivist” group New World Hacking — targeted the BBC, one of the biggest news and media […]

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Feb 2, 2016, 12:41 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Towards the end of last year, a managed WordPress hosting provider suffered a serious security breach in which customer credentials were exposed to an attacker. Breaches of this sort are a risk with any online service, but what’s interesting about this breach is that the blame rests squarely on one of the company’s cloud infrastructure […]

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Jan 26, 2016, 2:04 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

If we had to define the biggest theme on 2015 it would be hard to come up with just one, but easy to come up with quite a few. Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, open source and Linux have all been at the forefront of the tech conversation over the past twelve months. This first roundup of […]

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Jan 22, 2016, 4:01 pmBy: Ben Ustick (0) Comments

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