One of the "gaps" in my smart home setup at the moment is the burglar alarm. The burglar alarm I have in the house is functional and if you set it off it'll make plenty of noise and drive my neighbours nuts! But it's not "smart", which means that I have no way of monitoring it when I'm out of the country or simply not at home. I had looked into a number of different "smart" … [Read more...] about Making Legacy Home Security Setups a bit Smarter With Konnected
Unless you've been hiding offline for the last few days you're probably aware of the Heartbleed vulnerability with OpenSSL.. XKCD of course has a slightly different take :) … [Read more...] about Heartbleed
Any popular content management system, be it for a blog, a website or a forum, is going to be targetted by hackers at some point. They'll try to find ways to exploit any security vulnerability that they can find. To be honest you could expand that statement and simply say "any popular software". If the hack is a defacement or similar you'll notice it pretty quickly, but … [Read more...] about Nasty Hacks Hijack Your Site’s Traffic
After my recent "incident" I'm going to be installing some kind of burglar alarm and possibly some cameras. There are quite a lot of different solutions on the market, but I'm really not sure what to go for. Ideally I'd like an alarm system that is loud ie. set it off and your ears are assaulted. It probably won't be hooked up to any monitoring system beyond a GSM modem … [Read more...] about Wireless And Web Based Security Systems?
Just a headsup if you're using a theme that uses TimThumb. Due to all the security issues with the plugin / script (it's a single file) the developers issued a number of updates over the last few days which culminated in the release of version 2. You should also update the file in any themes that are not active OR delete the themes, as the vulnerability is potentially … [Read more...] about TimThumb Updated To Version 2