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February 1, 2017
by sjvn01
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Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud

Almost two years ago, The Document Foundation announced it was going to bring LibreOffice to the cloud. With the release of LibreOffice 5.3, that day has finally come. Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud. More>

December 28, 2016
by sjvn01
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How to Use Fail2Ban to Blunt Brute-force Attacks

WordFence, the WordPress security plugin company, tells me that unsophisticated brute-force attacks have doubled in the past three weeks. While WordFence can help keep your WordPress instances up and running, your server is still getting mauled. What can you do … Continue reading

April 20, 2015
by sjvn01
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Twitter allows anyone to send you a direct message: This is an upgrade?

Is this a feature or a bug? Twitter, the popular 140-character social network, has now made it easier than ever for anyone to send you a Direct Message. Twitter allows anyone to send you a direct message: This is an … Continue reading