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Drupal 8 is Out…Should You Switch Now?

Drupal 8 is Out…Should You Switch Now?

In November 2015, Drupal released its long awaited Drupal 8.  It’s now the shiny new (free) object in the Content Management System (CMS) world. Should you convert my Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 or WordPress website to Drupal 8?  Not yet. Drupal and WordPress take vastly different worldviews of their CMS’s and users which largely derives from how they evolved.  WordPress started as a...

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How Safe Are Your Digital Assets?

Author Kevin Roose recently dared two hackers to see how much they could mess up his life. So I decided to stage an experiment that, in hindsight, sounds like a terrible idea: I invited two of the world’s most elite hackers (neither of whom I’d ever met) to spend two weeks hacking me as deeply and thoroughly as they could, using all of the tools at their disposal. My only conditions were that...

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Using one of these Passwords? The 2015 List

The 2015 list of most used passwords is out.  It looks much like the list from the previous year.  From the folks at SplashList, here it is without further ado: 1 – 123456 (unchanged from 2014) 2 – password (unchanged) 3 – 12345678 (up 1) 4 – qwerty (up 1) 5 – 12345 (down 2) 6 – 123456789 (unchanged) 7 – football (up 3) 8 – 1234 (down 1) 9...

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Site not Mobile-Friendly? Here’s why that Is A Problem…

Site not Mobile-Friendly?  Here’s why that Is A Problem…

I previously wrote about Mobilegeddon, the “name” given to the change Google made to their search algorithms which will deemphasize websites that are not mobile-friendly (sites that will not fit on a smartphone or tablet screen, requiring left-right scrolling — which most users don’t like — or that require a lot of zooming in to read the text).  The impact thus far...

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Multi-factor Authentication May Have Helped Prevent Cardinals Hack of Astros

Earlier this week, news outlets reported on an FBI investigation alleging the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the National League’s most storied and successful clubs, hacked into the Houston Astros’ scouting system to steal information.  Reports (or perhaps rumors) have also surfaced charging that current Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow — previously an executive with the...

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You Social Media Posts are NOT Private

Last week, the Gawker reported that Twitter blocked Politiwoops from using its service.  Politiwoops is a service from the Sunlight Foundation (dedicated to transparent government) that tracks Tweets politicians delete.  Sometimes they are just “mistake” tweets (tweets with typos or accidental re-tweets), but others are politically charged/incorrect and potentially career...

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