What is SA-Core-2018-002 and How Acquia Mitigated 500000 attacks on Drupal

What is SA-Core-2018-002 and How Acquia Mitigated 500000 attacks on Drupal

Disclaimer: I have been working on WCMS and specifically with Acquia/Drupal for more than seven years. And in that period, I have developed a Love/hate relationship with Drupal. Love for Drupal 6 and hate for 7. Or something like that. So my views may be slightly unneutral.   On March 28th, the Drupal Security Team released …

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DevOps Post Series : 2, How to install and configure SSL/TLS Certificate on AWS EC2

DevOps Post Series : 2, How to install and configure SSL/TLS Certificate on AWS EC2

Assumption: It is assumed, you have launched an EC2 instance with a valid Key, configured the Security groups, Installed Apache/Nginx and have deployed your app. Background: Now, its time to configure your TLS/SSL certificate. Why would you want to configure your own certificate, when you can get Amazon to issue a free TLS/SSL certificate? Well, …

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DevOps Post Series : 1, How to install and configure LAMP on AWS EC2

DevOps Post Series : 1, How to install and configure LAMP on AWS EC2

In this #DevOps centric series of blog posts, I will write about some of the interesting yet common problems and their solutions or quick guides and how-tos. This is the result of setting up a new #Datacenter setup for the #Startup I am working.   In this post, I will assume that you have already …

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How to Disable an Adblocker-blocker or Create an Anti-Adblock Killer!

How to Disable an Adblocker-blocker or Create an Anti-Adblock Killer!

History & Theory: Digital Advertisement: I get it. Ads are a necessary evil in content delivery game. Hell, I have been in the engineering side of content delivery for 10 yrs myself.  So, back in the days of #dotcom #bubble, we endured Banner ADs. When the #BigBrother, oops #Google came up, they swept the market …

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More data to support Planet Nine Hypothesis

More data to support Planet Nine Hypothesis

Last year, the existence of an unknown planet in our Solar system was announced. However, this hypothesis was subsequently called into question as biases in the observational data were detected. Now, Spanish astronomers have used a novel technique to analyse the orbits of the so-called extreme trans-Neptunian objects and, once again, they report that there is …

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India Lauches PSLV C38 with 30 Satellites

India Lauches PSLV C38 with 30 Satellites

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched on Friday PSLV-C38 rocket on a mission to send 31 satellites, including India’s Cartosat 2 and NIUSAT satellites along with 29 foreign nano satellites, into orbit, ISRO said in a press release. “India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 40th flight (PSLV-C38), launched the 712 kg [0.7 …

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Google launches new TensorFlow Object Detection API

Google launches new TensorFlow Object Detection API

Google has finally launched its new TensorFlow object detection API. This new feature will give access to researchers and developers to the same technology Google uses for its own personal operations like image search and street number identification in street view. The company was planning to release this new feature for quite a few time …

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Internet fast lane for first responders

Internet fast lane for first responders

Time is the enemy of first responders, and communication delays can cost lives. Unfortunately, during natural disasters and other crises, communications — both cellular and internet — are often overloaded by friends and family reaching out to those in affected areas. That extra network traffic has in the past impacted the ability of first responders …

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Amazon Linux now available for On Premise Development/Testing

Amazon Linux now available for On Premise Development/Testing

Finally, (Well from November 2016) Amazon Web Services is letting customers download its own flavour of Linux. Cloud instances has often been suggested as the ideal test and dev environment, on cost avoidance grounds. AWS says it’s made its Linux available after customer requests to do more development on-premises. Those requests don’t represent a bursting of …

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Ubuntu Retires Unity, Desktop Switching Back To GNOME

Ubuntu Retires Unity, Desktop Switching Back To GNOME

Approximately Six year ago, Canonical made #Unity the default shell in Ubuntu. This was acclaimed to be a step to bring Ubuntu to hitherto unavailable devices like Tablets and Mobiles. I personally was not amused. The unity shell was available in one for or the other for sometime before that. Namely in the netbook remix …

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