Security

Drupal Encrypt, new and better version

Are you running a Drupal website without SSL certificate? If you're not not into eCommerce, run a website with webshop, forums or anything that requires or offers login for users, then you're (mostly) fine. If however you have a website that offers or uses login services, you should think about minimum safety and security. Not the least for your users but of course, personal (admin)...

How to get rid of bots

... would be THE tip of the year for any homepage owner or site administrator. Especially a method to completely and auto-magically exclude any type of traffic not driven by human interaction. Sadly, getting rid of the bots or agents that probes or scans the WWW every hour, minute, second or millisecond is, literally speaking, impossible. It would be like trying to get rid of...

Private Cloud, some experiences

Not long ago I blogged about Public vs. Private Cloud services. Now I'll share some hands on experiences and who knows, it might be worth reading? WD MyCloud Mirror - it's alright (literally speaking) Right before Christmas eve 2014 I bought a WD MyCloud Mirror 4TB NAS or Private Cloud solution on a whim. It's called Mirror because it is a 2+2TB RAID solution. Don't...

Public or Private Cloud Services?

Have you ever left home and (too late) discovered there were some files on your home computer you forgot to bring? Have you ever had a need to check up on something that wasn't quite as virtually accessible as you'd hoped? Or... did your otherwise brilliant synchronization services not run as expected and, as a result, you don't really have access to important data at...

Backups & updates - yes all the time

Guess I am not the only one out here who, at one time or another, have had experiences with updates that messed things up? Changes applied that (later) lead to unforeseen, if not say unwanted SNAFU's, with the subsequent effect that the only thing to bring back sanity and restore peace is.... a backup? Sometimes even the most innocent looking update can lead to unpleasant...

Internet/intranet and extranet - all in one package?

Today many companies, whether larger, medium or smaller have a content architecture and production methodology from a different era. System life cycle have a tendency to be over-extended. While this happens development rushes on, demands with regards to mobility services and social aspects of web applications or content management services increases. Transformation surely can be a difficult business, changing systems resource demanding, potentially very time...

When the going gets tough.....

... the tough gets going! Remember the movie Jewel of the Nile and the Billy Ocean sound track When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going ? Or perhaps it was before your time? Or not your gig possibly? Entertaining movie but yeah, it's old'ish. I however remember it and well, years later that song title, plus some of the lyrics surfaced many a...

Internet - a digital Antiques Roadshow?

A joke, but seriously, too many antiquities are in service on the web/internet, with outdated software, or operative systems. Those who own these may one day get a nasty surprise, contrary some of the people showing up in the BBC Antiques Roadshow . People who are responsible for server antiquities are gambling with privacy, trust and security.

Updates, Windows XP, last oil and orders

On April 8'th 2014 Microsoft began distribute the last update for Windows XP (are they done?), If you're one of the recipients then be advised that it's high time to consider an alternative, a future platform, Windows or other. No danger yet, in fact you may still be safe for weeks, or even a couple of months. That is until the next major, or significant hole, bug of fault is discovered, and that not only on or regarding XP.

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