Data Breaches – why are we not learning?

The Marriot group has just been hit with a data breach, 500 million account details.  The biggest in quite a while.  As a security professional, I am amazed at how many of these breaches we see weekly.  As always, companies like Marriot will be embarrassed about what happened, and try to manage the fallout from
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AppGini 5.70 – Authentication logging

Out of the box, AppGini does not provide logging of user authentication attempts.  For some of my projects, I do need to track who logs on when.  Using the hooks feature, I put the following code together that will log who has logged on (and who hasn’t). Edit the hooks/__global.php file, and add the following
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Review of AppGini

I recently purchased AppGini, a Windows based tool that can generate web-based PHP driven websites.  This review is based on version 5.62  (May 8, 2017 release). Update on 22.01.2018 – The solution does in fact have a date picker. Update on 03.02.2018 – Updating the issues fixed in 5.70 What is it? AppGini is a tool
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Legal risk

Historically, IT is focusing on their servers and networks, and trying to do the best they can to keep the infrastructure running (and let’s hope, also keeping it secure!).  The threat landscape is changing so fast, and teams are being caught with their pants down on various fronts.  A major area to consider in your
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When customers are attacked in your name

“How dare you take my money and not deliver my product?!” – a statement heard by companies all over the world, only to find that their customer placed an order on a fake website, paid a scammer a bunch of money, and never received the product they paid for.  They blame you for this, yet you
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What is this Wannacrypt?

There’s a ton of technical information on Wannacrypt, but what I did not see, is some layman’s overview of the global hack, that stopped at least 250,000 computers globally from May 12th.  With this post, I will attempt to explain what Wannacrypt is, and how it works for the non-technical crowd. Microsoft Windows, the most
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HOWTO – Encryption with Perl

I’m a huge fan of encryption, and here I’d like to show you how you can utilize the Crypt::Rijldael module to encrypt any blob of data. First, we need to initialize some modules. use Crypt::Rijndael; use MIME::Base64;use Crypt::Rijndael; use MIME::Base64; Let’s create the encryption function.  The function will take two inputs, the plain text, and
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Protect your family from porn – for free

Technology has a way to to infiltrate our lives in ways we can’t even imagine.  Kids have devices with wifi and access to the internet, and without even realizing, our children have access to all sorts of unsavory things on the internet. There are a bunch of software available that you can use to lock
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A simple guitar tuner – SOX

sox is a command line audio tool.  I use it from time to time to automate some audio related activities.  I play guitar from time to time, and I do like the idea of tuning my guitar by simply listening to the note.  Now there’s a ton of apps out there that can do the
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