I upgraded to Fedora 18. Then verified my web server was running. Then attempted to visit this site. I was not able to. The problem was the new firewall daemon in Fedora 18. Despite the config file indicating that port 80 was open for http traffic, it was not. I had to install firewall-config. yum… Continue reading Fedora 18 firewall.
Updated plugins, adobe acrobat reader, prevent some security issues
There are new updates for Adobe Acrobat reader. A new version of the 64 bit version of the Adobe Flash plugin for Linux and WIndows. Also there is a new version of Java 6 update 22 available at Java.com
WordPress 3.01 available
WordPress 3.01 is now available. Be sure to upgrade your blogs as soon as possible.
WordPress 3.0 released!
WordPress 3.0 is finally available. There were many release candidate releases. It has been a while since a new release of WordPress. WordPress 3.0 is now released.
Security issues at Top Gun DUI site
If you happen to be in the market for a DUI attorney, please avoid the Top Gun DUI website for now. The site is currently the victim of a WordPress vulnerability that may cause visitors serious computer security issues, especially those using Windows. I did not create nor do I maintain the current Top Gun… Continue reading Security issues at Top Gun DUI site
Adobe security issues
The Flash player and Acrobat reader have security issues again. This vulnerability affects Flash Player 9 through 10.0.45.2. Adobe Reader 9, Acrobat 9, and other Adobe products (including Photoshop CS3, PhotoShop Lightroom, Freehand MX, Fireworks) provide Flash support independent of Flash Player. Install the 10.1 version of Flash if you need flash or uninstall flash… Continue reading Adobe security issues
Howto: Securely remove data from a drive.
Many purported security experts believe that reformatting a computer will remove all traces of data. That is just not accurate. Drives can be formatted and reformatted and will still have files that can be easily recovered with the right tools. There are 2 primary ways to permanently remove data from a hard drive. One is… Continue reading Howto: Securely remove data from a drive.
Security: Buying online while wireless.
Recently there has been a lot of technical buzz from purported security experts related to e-commerce on wireless connections. Their general premise is that a wireless network is not secure, therefore any form of communication on said network is also compromised. Hogwash and an utter lack of technical expertise abound. The Facts: When you connect… Continue reading Security: Buying online while wireless.
Recent software security updates.
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3 Adobe Flash 10.42.34 Frefox 3.6 for Windows Firefox 3.5.6-1 for Fedora Java 6.0 update 18 Microsoft IIS stack overflow issues Microsoft Internet exploder exploits Microsoft video codecs VMware video codec Wordpress 2.9.1
Howto: Secure passwords
An article published in the New York Times January 22, 2010, written by Ashlee Vance, indicates that far too many people use simple passwords. There is an easy solution for this issue. Roboform2GO can be installed on a USB flash drive. It can store the URL and passwords for 10 websites for free, and unlimited websites… Continue reading Howto: Secure passwords