Google+ Shutdown In Progress: Be Prepared

JFBConnect has supported Google authentication on Joomla for more than 6 years. It's one of the most popular networks we support, and so we wanted to update you with changes that have come to the Google+ social network. In March of 2018, Google+ experienced a security breach. Shortly after, they announced that Google+ would be shutting down. The front-end of Google+, where you visit with a web browser, will be turned off in April. The API, used for authentication and pulling in profile information, was formally shut down on March 8th.

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You should update Google Chrome and Windows to avoid zero-day attacks

Google reports zero-day exploit in Windows 7, Microsoft yet to release patch - The Verge more-arrownoyes

Microsoft has a zero-day vulnerability in Windows 7 that remains unpatched, Google revealed in a blog post yesterday. It’s one of two zero-day vulnerabilities that, along with one in Google Chrome, hackers were exploiting to send malicious code to users.

The unpatched Windows 7 vulnerability lets hackers escalate local privileges to execute malicious code. Google wrote in its blog post that it’s only seen Windows 7 32-bit systems contain this vulnerability. Older versions before Windows 7 may also be at risk.

Microsoft has told Google it’s aware of the issue and is working on a fix, but it’s already 10 days late addressing the problem. It tells The Verge, “Microsoft has a customer commitment to investigate reported security issues and proactively update as soon as possible.” In the meantime, if you’re still using Windows 7 in 32-bit, now is a good time to consider upgrading to Windows 10, as newer versions have more protections in place.

Google already patched the Chrome vulnerability on its end on March 1st, so you’ll want to immediately update to version 72.0.3626.121 of Chrome at least to protect yourself from hacks. Chrome usually updates automatically but for faster protection, you may want to update manually. The fix was for Chrome’s FileReader, a web API that let sites read a user’s computer files.

Original author: Liao


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EasyApache 4 Mar 7 Release

We are happy to announce that cPanel, L.L.C. has released an update for EasyApache 4! We are happy to announce that PHP 7.3 is now available. Take a look at some highlights below, and then join us on Slack, Discord, or Reddit to talk about this update and much more. 2019-3-7 scl-php73-meta EA-8254: Prepare …
Original author: Phil Hodges


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cPanel Joins DigitalOcean Marketplace

Texas – March 2019 cPanel, the Hosting Platform of Choice, is excited to be part of a brand new platform to connect developers with the applications they need: DigitalOcean Marketplace. Launched today, this is the first partner-led offering by DigitalOcean, making it easier for companies like cPanel to deliver their solutions to developers on demand.

Marketplace presents DigitalOcean customers with a focused ecosystem of partner-built 1-Click Apps — pre-configured software and infrastructure stacks running on DigitalOcean. By listing cPanel & WHM solution on Marketplace, we make it even easier for DigitalOcean to provide its community of 3.5 million developers with the services, components, and tools necessary for modern app development.

“DigitalOcean’s highly-performant Developer Cloud, coupled with the power of cPanel & WHM’s automation will help administrators, and developers host the applications their customers want more efficiently than ever before,” said Eric Ellis, cPanel’s Vice President of Customer Experience. “This historic partnership is also a huge step forward for the thousands of developers who work with cPanel & WHM and already use DigitalOcean. We’ve enjoyed using DigitalOcean over the years to benchmark our installers, and can’t wait for our customers to take advantage of it. DigitalOcean’s commitment to the developer community and open source software make them an excellent choice for any cPanel customer.”

First released in 1997, cPanel & WHM is the leading web hosting automation software globally. Its ever-growing user base prefers the familiar, feature-full, and simple interface. Coupled with the ease of DigitalOcean 1-Click Apps, this removes the biggest hurdles in managing a server. The 1-Click Apps on Marketplace makes it simple to build your server with cPanel & WHM installed already, allowing users to get straight to work building and maintaining an online presence.

While highly technical features like its robust APIs and EasyApache make managing infrastructure simple, features like the Website Builder and WordPress Manager make it easy to for even technical novices to build and manage stunning websites. This Linux-based software allows you to take control of your website files, databases, web directories, and email accounts as well as set up domains in one single interface. Even website owners can handle this software without fuss.

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cPanel & WHM Version 70 EOL in 1 Month

The current LTS (Long Term Support) version, cPanel & WHM version 70, will reach End of Life in one month at the end of March 2019. At that time, Version 70 will no longer be supported by cPanel except when upgrading to a supported version. We recommend that all customers …
Original author: benny Vasquez


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