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PHP 8.1.0 Alpha 1 Available for Testing

The PHP team announced the first testing release of PHP 8.1.0, Alpha 1. This starts the PHP 8.1 release cycle, the rough outline of which is specified in the PHP Wiki. For source downloads of PHP 8.1.0 Alpha 1 please visit the download...

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Node v14.17.1 (LTS) Is Here

Maintained projects that rely on Node.js will be updated as soon as possible. We have a new long-term supported (LTS) version of popular Node.js an open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript runtime environment. It executes JavaScript code...

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New in Symfony 5.3: PasswordHasher Component

Hashing passwords is the process of applying a cryptographic hash function to transform the original plain text password into a different non-guessable value which is infeasible to invert. For historical reasons, Symfony uses the term...

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WordPress 5.8 Beta 1

WordPress 5.8 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it is not recommended to run this version on a production site. Instead, recommendation is that you run this on a test site to play with the new...

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Browser Tracking Protections Won’t Stop Tracking, Warns DuckDuckGo

Eliminating third-party cookies will not stop companies from tracking web users, says DuckDuckGo, which claims it can help with its desktop browser extensions and mobile apps. In a blog post on Tuesday, the privacy-focused search biz...

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Openssl Fixes High-Severity Flaw That Allows Hackers To Crash Servers

Maintained servers that rely on OpenSSL will be updated per schedule. The widely used code library is also purged of a certificate verification bypass. OpenSSL, the most widely used software library for implementing a website and email...

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Joomla 4 Beta 7 and Joomla 3.10 Alpha 5 Are Here

Maintained projects that rely on Joomla will be updated on Joomla 3.10 per the schedule and eventually updated to Joomla 4 probably by the end of 2022. Joomla Project has announced the availability of the Joomla 4.0 Beta 7 release, and...

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WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release Is Here

Maintained projects that rely on WordPress will be updated as soon as possible. WordPress 5.7.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 26 bug fixes in addition to two security fixes. Because this is a security...

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4 Strategies To Mitigate Pass-the-Cookie Attacks

At the beginning of 2021 CISA (the USA Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) stated that there is an increase of attacks targeting cloud environment configurations occurring as a result of the increase in remote working. The...

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Magento 2: Introducing the Upgrade Compatibility Tool

You should know the importance of upgrading to the latest version of Magento Commerce to get the most value out of the platform and maintain a secure store. Keeping your Magento Commerce environment up to date is key to meeting your...

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Node.js April 2021 Security Releases

Maintained projects that rely on Node.js will be updated per schedule. Summary The Node.js project will release new versions of all supported release lines on or shortly after Tuesday, April 6th, 2021. Three High severity issues Impact...

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Node v12.22.0 (LTS) Is Out - Notable Changes

Maintained projects that rely on Node.js will be updated per schedule. The Legacy HTTP Parser Is Runtime Deprecated The legacy HTTP parser, selected by the --http-parser=legacy command line option, is deprecated with the pending End-of-Life...

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A Vulnerability in the Netmask Npm Package, Tracked as CVE-2021-28918

Maintained projects that rely on this npm package are updated or will be as soon as there is an update. A vulnerability in the netmask npm package, tracked as CVE-2021-28918, could be exploited by attackers to conduct a variety of attacks....

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Symfony 4.4.21 and 5.2.6 Released

Maintained projects that rely on Symfony will be updated per schedule. What Is Symfony Symfony is a PHP web application framework and a set of reusable PHP components/libraries. It was published as free software on October 18, 2005 and...

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What Is SSL and Why Do You Need It

What Is SSL Secure Sockets Layer or SSL is the name for encrypting or encrypting data from readable text to encrypted text that is readable only by those who have the key to decode that data and allows secure communication over computer...

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Linux Commands for Backing up and Restoring MySQL Databases in the Terminal

If you are running your own Linux-driven VPS, you are probably using MySQL for your databases. This article is a small reminder of the various commands for managing MySQL databases using mysqldump, mysql, and mysqlimport commands in Linux....

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Mozilla Has Reduced the Lifespan of TLS Certification to 1 Year

Mozilla has officially announced that as of September 1, 2020, it will no longer consider valid any newly issued certificate with a shelf life of more than 398 days or just over a year. Browser developers and certificate security experts...

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