Recursive scp and symlinks

Long story short: when using recursive scp (scp -r), symbolic links aren’t preserved and are copied as if they are normal directories. So you have to look for another solution to recursive transfer symlinks over ssh. Here is one: Tar over ssh!

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Deny vulnerable WordPress plugins using Windows Server File Server Resource Manager’s File Screens

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Using Windows Server File Server Resource Manager’s File Screens you can block vulnerable WordPress plugins from being saved on your IIS web server. In the following example, I’ll show you how to block WP DB Backup plugin system-wide on Windows Server, read on…

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Send email with SMTP authentication and TLS using ASP

Send secure email from your website, over an TLS-encrypted connection, using ASP and CDOSYS. ASP/CDOSYS needs to be configured properly to send SMTP authenticated email via TLS encrypted connections. CDO (Collaboration Data Objects) is a Microsoft technology that is designed to simplify the creation of messaging applications. CDOSYS is a built-in component in ASP.

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Security Advisory: Stored XSS in Magento

Sucuri reports an stored cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Magento CE <1.9.2.3 and Magento EE <1.14.2.3. This vulnerability affects almost every install of these versions, time to upgrade your Magento webshop!

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Send email with SMTP authentication and TLS using ASP.NET

How to send email with SMTP authentication via TLS, with ASP.NET from your website? The following code shows how to send an email with SMTP authentication using ASP.NET and System.Net.Mail MailMessage class.

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WhatsApp prepares to share user info with Facebook – Time to switch

Android Authority reports: It was likely only a matter of time before Facebook and WhatsApp became more intertwined after the social media giant purchased the messaging service back in 2014. Now the first clues that closer integration is looming have appeared, as users have managed to find some new options tucked away in the latest beta build.

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Serve gzipped static WP-Super-Cache files on IIS

Who said WordPress is slow on Windows? Gzip compress your WP-Super-Cache supercache HTML files to supercharge your WordPress blog. Serve gzip compressed HTML files through Windows Server IIS. Create smaller static HTML files that are downloaded faster, and here is how …

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Install Varnish Cache on CentOS 6.7

In this article I’ll show you how to install Varnish Cache on CentOS, version 6.7 in this case. Varnish is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Because Varnish Cache is really, really fast, web applications like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla can greatly benefit from Varnish Cache.

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Install Elasticsearch on CentOS 6.7

How to install Elasticsearch on CentOS 6.7. Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open-source full-text search and analytics engine. It allows you to store, search, and analyze big volumes of data quickly and in near real time. In this article we’ll go over the steps to install Elasticsearch on CentOS 6.7.

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Minify WP-Super-Cache HTML cache files: WPSCMin a WP-Super-Cache plugin

The WordPress WP-Super-Cache cache plugin doesn’t minify HTML cache files, which I find a disadvantage. Knowing minify libraries, I went looking for an existing solution (why reinvent the wheel?), and found one: WPSCMin. Read on …

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Critical 0-day vulnerability in Joomla patched, update to 3.4.6 now!

The Joomla security team have just released a new version of Joomla to patch a critical remote command execution vulnerability that affects all versions from 1.5 to 3.4. This is a serious vulnerability that can be easily exploited and is already in the wild.

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Ponmocup - A giant hiding in the shadows

Fox-IT writes in a blogpost Ponmocup – A giant hiding in the shadows: Ponmocup, first discovered in 2006 as Vundo or Virtumonde, is one of the most successful botnets of the past decade, in terms of spread and persistence. The reasons why this botnet is considered highly interesting are that it is sophisticated, underestimated and is currently largest in size and aimed at financial gain.

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Generate pseudo-random passwords with OpenSSL

OpenSSL comes in handy when you need to create (pseudo) random passwords, for example for system accounts and services. In this short post I’ll give you a quick example on how to generate random passwords with OpenSSL in Linux (Bash), Windows and PHP…

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Always_populate_raw_post_data setting in PHP 5.6 & Magento 2.0

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Having trouble installing or updating Magento with PHP 5.6? Then read on, here is how to fix the always_populate_raw_post_data ($HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA) errors when upgrading to Magento 2.0 with PHP 5.6.

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