More house chores: Cleaning up the binary log

Historically, the MySQL binary log has gone through a few revisions resulting in different versions of how the log is formatted. The following shows the version of the binary log and the MySQL version in which it appears. As you can see, version 4 is the current version of the Continue Reading

NSS Labs NGFW Report: Fortinet Receives 4th Consecutive Recommended Rating

One of the biggest security challenges organizations face is sorting through solutions from literally hundreds of vendors in the IT market to find the one that is going to provide them with the best protection at a cost they can afford. Each of these vendors claims to solve critical security Continue Reading

WannaCry and Petya: The Circus Comes to Town

By now, you will have all heard about the rampant spread of ransomware through countless press pieces, blog articles, and far too often, the outrageous claims of some security vendors.  But let’s stop and think for a minute or two. How did these attacks happen? Are companies focusing on valid Continue Reading

[20161205] – PHPMailer Security Advisory

Project: Joomla! Severity: High Versions: 1.6.0 through 3.6.5 Exploit type: Remote Code Execution in third-party PHPMailer library CVE Number: CVE-2016-10033 Description All versions of the third-party PHPMailer library distributed with Joomla! versions up to 3.6.5 are vulnerable to a remote code execution vulnerability. This is patched in PHPMailer 5.2.18 which will be included Continue Reading

LinkedIn and Baidu Redirecting to Fat-Loss and Brain Improvement Scam

We recently received a URL through Skype that caught our attention. It was a link belonging to LinkedIn, with our Skype ID as a parameter at the end of the URL. hxxps:// Usually, people would be wary when they receive links that look somewhat suspicious. But this link is from Continue Reading

Driverless Cars: A New Way of Life Brings a New Cybersecurity Challenge

Cars are an essential part of our everyday life, and are crucial for transporting millions of commuters through towns and cities, and even from one country to another, on a daily basis. With “smart” vehicles increasingly playing a major role in our day-to-day lives, it’s no surprise that semi- and Continue Reading

Zimbra/Synacor Extending General Support & Technical Guidance for Zimbra Collaboration 8.0 and 8.5.x/8.6.x

General support for Zimbra Collaboration 8.0 through 8.6 was scheduled to end this summer. We are now extending these dates as follows: Zimbra/Synacor highly recommends upgrading to Zimbra Collaboration 8.7 upon its release. Version 8.7 provides critical bug fixes and security patches for previous Zimbra product versions. The extension will give you ample time to plan and upgrade Continue Reading

Virtuos Games Uses Sync To Move Huge Datasets When Porting Titles

Jurgen Kluft, Senior Technical Director at Virtuos Games, takes us through the process of using Sync to move the huge amount of data generated when porting titles to PlayStation4 and XBox One: Virtuos Games is an outsourcing company that provides co-development services to game companies. We consult on everything from Continue Reading

First steps to using video on Social Media

We’ve all done it: one minute, you’re having a quick scroll through Facebook, and the next you’re 30 minutes into a video binge. You’re living proof: videos not only help attract customers’ attention, but when done correctly, they can help companies build up their brand on social media. Today, find Continue Reading