System Administration

Equifax Breach Vulnerability Surfaces as Top Network Attack

11 December 2019 – New research from WatchGuard Technologies shows that amid significant increases in both malware and network attacks, multiple Apache Struts vulnerabilities – including one used in the devastating Equifax data breach – appeared for the first time on WatchGuard’s list of most popular network attacks in Q3 2019. The Internet Security Report for Q3 2019 also highlights a major rise in zero day malware detections and, increasing use of Microsoft Office exploits and legitimate penetration testing tools.

Let's Get Physical (less digital)

Nothing earth shattering but you may have noticed that I made a slight change in the list of categories displayed across the header of this website's pages. The topics of Marketing and Social Media have been removed and replaced with Experience Management as well as Vehicles (planes, trains, automobiles, and motorcycles). These changes are a reflection of my longstanding desire started two years ago to diversify the topics covered on the website socPub.

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Ensure Data Security for Your Business Raul Harman Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:47

Cybersecurity is a big issue nowadays for companies of all sizes, simply due to the sheer number of active web users in the modern online world. The more companies are expanding into digital marketplaces to reach the online consumer base, the higher the probability of cyber-attacks and nefarious online activity becomes. This should come as no surprise, especially considering the fact that nine in ten cybersecurity leaders are concerned about the sharp and sudden rise of cybersecurity threats in the current digital climate. 

How to host a mobile app? Let’s understand web app hosting in detail Ritesh Patil Sat, 11/09/2019 - 08:10

Smartphone applications can not exist in vacuum. Expect for the most basic utility and game types of applications, mobile applications rarely work in standalone mode. They require network access to get various types of information. For example, if you are creating a location based deals application, to retrieve the deals pertaining to an area, the application will need some sort of server access. Typically such application will gather the user location information and then it will access a web service to get deals for the location.

SIOS Delivers SAP Certified, Fully Automated Configuration, Validation and Management, Providing High Availability and Disaster Recovery for SAP S/4HANA Environments in the Cloud Real Wire Tue, 10/08/2019 - 06:54

San Mateo, CA – October 8, 2019 – SIOS Technology Corp., an industry pioneer in providing IT Resilience through intelligent application availability, today announced at SAP TechEd that the latest releases of SIOS LifeKeeper 9.4 and SIOS DataKeeper 9.4, sold as SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, have achieved SAP certification (S/4-HA-CLU 1.0) for SAP S/4HANA. This certification recognises that SIOS provides proven technology and deep expertise in delivering High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) for SAP in physical, virtual and cloud environments.

New Study Reveals Positive Impact of Page Speed on Google Rankings Real Wire Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:46

San Mateo, May 16, 2019 - Websites that rank higher on Google tend to load faster and provide a smoother user experience on mobile according to a new Searchmetrics study conducted using Google’s open-source website auditing tool, Google Lighthouse[1]. And higher ranking sites in general are more likely to use modern web technologies such as next-generation image formats and the newer, faster HTTP/2 web protocol.  

The 2019 Plan Bryan Ruby Tue, 01/01/2019 - 17:06

Several months ago, I announced a plan to spend less time on socPub and focus my attention elsewhere. I'm now making a few tweaks to that plan as I've decided that through 2019 I will be first publishing all my original articles though my blog, bryanruby.com. Through the year, I will cross-post relevant articles here at socPub but managing this website will not be a priority for me.

Mac Malware Appears on the WatchGuard Top Ten Malware List for First Time Real Wire Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:02

11 December 2018 – Mac-based malware has appeared on the list of the top ten most common types of malware for the first time in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet Security Report. The Mac scareware appeared in sixth place in WatchGuard’s latest Q3 2018 report and is primarily delivered by email to trick victims into installing fake cleaning software.

socPub in the Slow Lane Bryan Ruby Sat, 09/15/2018 - 09:42

I'm a one-person show when it comes to managing, editing, and maintaining the content found at socPub. A year and a half a ago, there was a lot of unknowns when I rebranded CMS Report into socPub. Today, I'm happy to report that the number of readers that visit the site daily have stabilized. When we receive a unique and exceptional article, almost immediately the published article becomes popular and attracts a number of new visitors to the site.

WordPress plugins and how they have been affecting your website performance Charlie Brown Mon, 07/09/2018 - 23:15

WordPress is currently the leader of all CMS platforms with about 30% market share. Millions of websites now run on WordPress. This open-source platform is making the world of web design a better place for everyone. This builder has the power to take care of every user's need and the visitors to each website. It has the simplest backend management and frontend customization options among all open source and closed source CMSs. It is the ease of customization and the simplicity that drives website developers towards WordPress indiscriminately. If you are planning to use WordPress for building your business website, you should brace yourself for the host of features and plugins that the platform offers.