JUL
30

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you programming languages or how to work with a specific technologies, or how to become an IT support person. 

But there are some that can help any entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur, teaching you such valuable skills as how to create a product, get a startup off the ground, or perform app marketing. These classes, like many others, are all free. You can find most of them through Class Central. Here are a few of the most appealing:

1. Get Your Startup Started

If you've always wanted to launch a startup but aren't sure how to get it off the ground, this course will give you a great overview. In it, you will write a mission and vision statement, learn how to find mentors and team members, and then how to find financing for your business and create a pitch deck that you can use to get customers or VCs on board. This self-paced course takes approximately three weeks.

2. App Marketing

This course is directed at those who want to create and launch an app. But from the description, it sounds like it would be highly useful for anyone doing online marketing--which is pretty much every business owner. The course takes approximately two weeks.

3. App Monetization

This course is targeted to people who want to create apps or free online content, and have them generate income. That may make it a little less useful for some audiences, depending on your goals. But the challenge of how to begin charging money for something that people expect for free crosses many industries and products, so even if you're not specifically selling an app, it could be worthwhile. The course takes approximately one month.  

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JUL
30

How a Bunch of Lava Lamps Protect Us From Hackers

Edward Craven Walker lived to see his greatest invention, the lava lamp, make its late-’90s cultural comeback. But the British tinkerer (and famed nudist, incidentally) died before he could witness the 21st-­century digital potential of his analog creation. Inside the San Francisco office of the web security company Cloudflare, 100 units of Craven Walker’s groovy hardware help protect wide swaths of the internet from infiltration.

Here’s how it works. Every time you log in to any website, you’re assigned a unique identification number. It should be random, because if hackers can predict the number, they’ll impersonate you. Computers, relying as they do on human-coded patterns, can’t generate true randomness—but nobody can predict the goopy mesmeric swirlings of oil, water, and wax. Cloudflare films the lamps 24/7 and uses the ever-changing arrangement of pixels to help create a superpowered cryptographic key. “Anything that the camera captures gets incorporated into the randomness,” says Nick Sullivan, the company’s head of cryptography, and that includes visitors milling about and light streaming through the windows. (Any change in heat subtly affects the undulations of those glistening globules.)

Sure, theoretically, bad guys could sneak their own camera into Cloudflare’s lobby to capture the same scene, but the company’s prepared for such trickery. It films the movements of a pendulum in its London office and records the measurements of a Geiger counter in Singapore to add more chaos to the equation. Crack that, Russians.

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JUL
27

JomSocial 4.5.7 released for File upload feature, Improvements and bug fixes

Hi Guys, We are happy to announce a new release for Joomla community extension: Jomsocial 4.5.7 with the major feature of file sharing everywhere in wall streams. The file sharing feature supports frontpage, groups and events status updates. The new version also includes improvements and 10+ bug fixes. Please check the release details below:New Feature: Upload file anywhere feature Why ?File upload is an important feature for a community site, it allows a community to share files with other users. The feature allows you to upload multiple files in most popular formats: zip,txt,pdf,doc,docx,ppt,xls etc in Frontpage, Groups wall, Events wall.How it works on the frontend? We design the feature in such way of ease of usage. To upload files, navigate to the status update > Click "Files" > select one or multiple files to upload then upload the files.Once it uploads it will appear on the wall stream.How to control files sharing?Admin has full rights to allow or disallow the file sharing. We implemented the settings separately for: frontpage status update, groups and events. File sharing for the front pageTo enable the file share option on the front page wall steam, go to: Components > Jomsocial > configuration > site find the option: Frontpage file sharing and enable it. Other settings include: maximum upload size limits, allowed file extensions types and number of files per post.File sharing for Events settings This option allows you to control the file share setting for all the events. It includes the configuration to enable/disable the file share option with max upload size limit, allowed file extension and no. of limits to upload files. Note: For the published events, if you want to enable the file share option, please edit the event from frontend and enable the file share option.File sharing for Groups The settings include a configuration to enable/disable the file sharing, set max upload size limit, add allowed file extension and number of files to upload. In Groups discussions, we already have the file share option present for an older version of Jomsocial.Joomla user group ACL : Joomla access level helps to restrict the user access based on the user group, Jomsocial fully support the Joomla ACL and for this new feature we add new ACL rule for file sharing that restrict user group to add files.Improvements : [emoji] Add emoji to post box [comment] Can't send image without typing any comment when editing Emoji style improvement for RTL Add new message notificaion for creating a new message at inbox language translation Improvement Bug Fixes : Comment Should realign emoji icon when edit on iPhone Mark all read button not marking a message as reading Message box change the characters in chat Write xp words becomes an emoji Can’t show emotion on a description of the image when viewing on modal view Got error when view group page in backend Got notice error on import event page Got problem with editing image description Photo share box displays issue on iPhone view Need style emoji on postbox for RTL Can’t save post of a photo without description How to Download and Upgrade Check the system requirements Here Create a full Backup your website Make sure you are running minimum JomSocial 4.4 or JomSocial 4.5 version Download JomSocial 4.5.7 from new unified download system here Install the package 4.5.7.zip installer file Note: If your site is using a very older version of Jomsocial kindly Create a shadow copy of the site & Upgrade Jomsocial. For any error in updates, Report the Issues on support forum Here Theme updates :

We also updated Jomsocial theme: JS Shadow, JS Flat, JS Columns and JS Kikiriki themed updated with a new style for file share feature in Jomsocial. You can download the latest themes from here

What`s Next?

We are working on a new feature: Drag and drop uploads, that allows you to drag the photos, videos and files on the upload box

This option will allow you to upload the files using drag and drop. For more information please check our roadmap: https://www.jomsocial.com/features/road-map

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JUL
26

Mandatory keys cut successful phishing attacks on Google to zero

Security keys like the one made by Yubikey give you a way to log into a website simply by plugging it in and pressing a button. You don't even need to type in your password anymore, much less generate a one-time code. While the method has it own weakness, considering it relies on a physical item you can lose, it's considered safer than two-factor authentication, especially the type that sends you codes via SMS. Hackers could intercept messages sent to your device, after all, and gain entry to your account that way.

Unfortunately, Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) -- that's what you call the type of multi-factor authentication that uses physical keys -- support is pretty limited at the moment. You can already depend on it for protection on Chrome, but you'd have to manually activate it on Firefox by going to "about:config" first. Microsoft won't be rolling out U2F compatibility for Edge until later this year, and Apple has yet to reveal whether Safari will ever support the standard. Further, only a few websites and services can use it, including Facebook and password managers such as Keepass and LastPass. It remains to be seen if Google's positive experience with the standard can help it become more widespread, but it's definitely the kind of meaningful testimonial that could give it a massive boost.

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JUL
25

EasyApache 2018-07-25 Security Release

SUMMARYcPanel, Inc. has updated RPMs for EasyApache 4 with PHP versions 5.6.37, 7.0.31, 7.1.20, and 7.2.8 and released EasyApache 3.36.7 with PHP version 5.6.37 on July 25, 2018. This release addresses security vulnerabilities with no CVE numbers currently assigned. We strongly encourage PHP users to update their version of PHP.

AFFECTED VERSIONSAll versions of PHP 5.6 through 5.6.36All versions of PHP 7.0 through 7.0.30All versions of PHP 7.1 through 7.1.19All versions of PHP 7.2 through 7.2.7

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At this time, no CVE numbers are assigned. We will update this notice when they are available.

SOLUTIONcPanel, Inc. has released updated RPMs for EasyApache 4 on July 25, 2018 with PHP versions 5.6.37, 7.0.31, 7.1.20, and 7.2.8. Unless you have enabled automatic RPM updates in your cron, update your system with either yum update or WHM’s Run System Update interface.

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