Posted on March 30, 2020Categories Security, WordPressTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Hate Spam? Turn Off Jetpack Email Sharing

Hate Spam? Turn Off Jetpack Email Sharing

The past few days have been spent diagnosing various email delivery issues from the AWS web cluster that is running our WordPress plugin store as well as our SaaS locator platform. During this process email routing was pushed from the servers through the AWS Simple Email System. SNS notifications were enabled to monitor the progress and provide some insight as to what was happening on the send mail side of things. Not far into the mission something odd was showing … Continue reading “Hate Spam? Turn Off Jetpack Email Sharing”

Posted on November 7, 2019Categories TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Internet Enabled Voting For US Elections

Internet Enabled Voting For US Elections

Internet enabled voting is a must IMO. Many that are afraid of the security risks and remote hacking have a very shallow, if any, understanding of the risks involved. To claim physical (paper) voting is more secure is absurd. Every country that has used that system, including ours, has encountered fraud in some form. Maybe this is the perfect catalyst for getting our Internet providers to finally enable IPV6. It would make external attacks a couple orders of magnitude more … Continue reading “Internet Enabled Voting For US Elections”

Posted on November 7, 2019Categories TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Internet Enabled Voting For US Elections

Internet Enabled Voting For US Elections

apple.news/A2hlUbDHwRjifTbSwv6fOZQ Internet enabled voting is a must IMO. Many that are afraid of the security risks and remote hacking have a very shallow, if any, understanding of the risks involved. To claim physical (paper) voting is more secure is absurd. Every country that has used that system, including ours, has encountered fraud in some form. Maybe this is the perfect catalyst for getting our Internet providers to finally enable IPV6. It would make external attacks a couple orders of magnitude … Continue reading “Internet Enabled Voting For US Elections”

Posted on December 18, 2018Categories Security, Security, Technology, WordPressTags , , ,   Leave a comment on WordPress Continues To Break Things In The Name Of Security

WordPress Continues To Break Things In The Name Of Security

In what has become a nearly annual tradition, WordPress has released yet another update that broke thousands of plugins across the Internet.    As usual, they claim this is in the best interest of security.  Thus the breaking change was done with ZERO notification to developers.   It was also forced onto most sites as a “security patch release” which will update any site that does not forcibly stop automatic updates. Communication From WordPress Core Is Horrid While I don’t have … Continue reading “WordPress Continues To Break Things In The Name Of Security”

Posted on August 21, 2018Categories AWS, Security, TechnologyTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Install A Name.com SSL Cert On Amazon Linux

Install A Name.com SSL Cert On Amazon Linux

Get Your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) From Amazon Linux: cd /etc/ssl openssl req -new -key vim <domain>.<tld>.key -out <domain>.<tld>.csr Buy Your Certificate From Name.com purchase a cert for either a wildcard or single-host fully-qualified domain name.  It must match the domain identifier . used when creating your CSR. You’ll need the contents of the .csr file and private key you created above.

Posted on August 29, 2016Categories TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on The FBI Says Two State Elections #Databases Have Already Been Hacked (#SQLInjection #security)

The FBI Says Two State Elections #Databases Have Already Been Hacked (#SQLInjection #security)

This is why you should hire QUALITY developers not “cost saving” developers. SQL Injection attacks are rookie hacker methods. It is one of the most basic forms of hacking. There is ZERO excuse for this from ANY tech company, never mind a government agency. Don’t hire your nephew that just took his first computer class. Don’t hire your sister’s application development firm just because her design company decided they were going to “get into apps”. Hire REAL application developers that … Continue reading “The FBI Says Two State Elections #Databases Have Already Been Hacked (#SQLInjection #security)”

Posted on April 13, 2016Categories TechnologyTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Bitbucket Permission Denied / Conq

Bitbucket Permission Denied / Conq

Hopefully this article will save at least one other person an hour of their life trying to figure out why they cannot clone a Bitbucket repository when using SSH. My projects are broken into several teams, each with their own developer and administrator users.  Each team has a number of repositories that are being managed.  There is one common denominator; I have admin access to all repositories.   That means my Bitbucket user should have full read/write/admin privileges on all repos.    … Continue reading “Bitbucket Permission Denied / Conq”

Posted on March 24, 2016Categories Plugin Development, Security, WordPressTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Adding WordPress REST API Security To Basic CRUD Operations

Adding WordPress REST API Security To Basic CRUD Operations

Work has been underway adding REST API functionality to the Store Locator Plus plugin.   Most people are familiar with the basic concept of using REST to fetch data from a remote server.   We use this every day when surfing the web using the basic premise of an HTTP GET protocol.   In short this is the simplest form of a REST “read” operation.   Go here, get this thing and show it to me. REST APIs get more exciting when … Continue reading “Adding WordPress REST API Security To Basic CRUD Operations”