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Quick Tips | Posted 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on How To Remove The DigiNotar Trusted CA | 2,613 views

On news that hackers may have generated over 200 fake SSL certificates from the DigiNotar CA, some people are wondering if this CA should be trusted until they can confirm that they have cleaned everything up. Even a patch to …

Quick Tips | Posted 25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on This Connection Is Untrusted – Part 2 | 1,895 views
This Connection is Untrusted

Web browsers will complain when they can not validate a SSL certificate. In the past, I’ve written about the untrusted connection warnings related to unknown certificate authorities and certificate mismatches. I’d like to cover one more scenario – the warning …

Quick Tips | Posted 19 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on Removing Image Metadata with ExifTool | 6,954 views

Most digital cameras and cell phones embed metadata in the digital photos that they capture. Some embed the make and model of the camera. Others embed camera settings, GPS data, and other embed information that is unique to the specific …

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Fake online pharmacies and malware depots popup all over the place. The people that build these sites are in somewhat of a predicament. They need to lay low because they’re using hacked hosting, but at the same time they need …

Quick Tips | Posted 6 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Secure Database Connections in WordPress | 1,718 views

If you are setting up a WordPress site with an SSL certificate in a shared environment such as an ISP or hosting center, one of the things that you need to consider is the connectivity to your database. If you

Quick Tips | Posted 29 Sep 2009 | Comments Off on Cant Speak SSL? | 2,630 views

Telnet is a good tool for testing basic connectivity to a service for such things as verifying firewall rules. It’s especially good for stripped down environments where there is not desktop environment with an assortment of user friendly GUI tools. …

Quick Tips | Posted 24 Sep 2009 | Comments Off on Secure Database Connections In Drupal | 3,780 views

If you are setting up a Drupal site with an SSL certificate in a shared environment such as an ISP or hosting center, one of the things that you need to consider is the connectivity to your database. If you …