Archive for the ‘security’ Category

Day Camp 4 Developers: PHP Application Security

Application security is on everybody’s mind these days. Every day we hear of another site hacked or another data breach. Does your team do everything it can to keep your site secure and your data safe? Day Camp 4 Developers is a semi-regular online...

What? Why Would Someone Hack My Small Business Website?

You are an entrepreneur, manager or a marketing pro responsible for the website in a company which is simply meant as a digital business card to introduce the company, its services, and the latest news. Not including any state secrets, right.. so why ...

Just Another HTTPS Nudge

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I was strongly reminded about the scariness of non-secure websites the other day. I'm using Xfinity as an internet service provider, and they give you a device that is both a cable modem and a router. Here's a tiny bit of backstory. I use a VPN, and...

ShopTalk 250: Web Security

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For all y'all that want to understand the potential attacks, and potential defenses, of front-end web development. It's pretty wild. The dangers are big, real, and many. But the tools we have to fight back are up to the job, we just need to know about ...

Quick Tip: LetsEncrypt “server” error fix on Ubuntu 16.04

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I recently had to renew the HTTPS certificates for my server, and ran into trouble. The errors that the command sudo letsencrypt renew was spewing out were these: Processing /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/bitfalls.com.conf 2017-02-06 07:43:08,126:WARNING:...

Testing Frenzy – Can We BDD Test the Units?

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I'll be honest, I don't do much testing. When it's really necessary and I'm working on big enterprise projects, I do, but in general, my personal projects are usually one-man-army proofs of concept, or fixes on already tested apps. [author_more] We've ...

The Line of Death

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Eric Lawrence has written a pretty scary post about browser security and malicious websites that hope to trick us: When building applications that display untrusted content, security designers have a major problem— if an attacker has full control of ...