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Why I Moved from Signal to WhatsApp

Signal or WhatsApp?

Signal, created by Whisper Systems, allows you to send secure, encrypted messages to other Signal users, both text and voice. It’s probably one of the major contributors to making secure, encrypted, safe communication accessible to all. I recommend it to anyone, if you’re not already encrypting your communications. That said, I’ve recently dropped it in favour of…

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Dear Temptee: Beware of Microsoft’s BizSpark

There is devilry afoot in the Redmond offices. That tautology became stronger on the 5th of November with this press release: SAN FRANCISCO, November 5 Microsoft Corp. today unveiled Microsoft BizSpark, a global program designed to help accelerate the success of entrepreneurs and early-stage startups. BizSpark provides startups and entrepreneurs with fast and easy access…

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What’s new in PHP 5.3?

I wrote an article on Installing PHP 5.3 in order to look at the newest features that have been back-ported from PHP 6. The result of this is my What’s new in PHP 5.3 article that was published by SitePoint yesterday. I won’t go in to the nitty-gritty here, but suffice it to say the…

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Installing PHP5.3

I recently installed PHP 5.3 in order to play with some of the new features and thought I’d share the steps I took with you. While it’s based on a clean installation of Ubuntu 7.10 Server, you might find this useful on existing systems too. As ever, this guide is for educational purposes only. I…

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Powerful Cross Site Scripting Scanning Tool

Web developers today are increasingly aware of the number of ways that attackers can abuse their site. Not only do we have to worry about someone stealing data directly through our site or from our database, cross site scripting (XSS) attacks provide a mechanism for someone to run arbitrary code on another web site. During…

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