Latest versions of popular web apps: 10-03-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 3, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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It’s time we had a talk about email blacklisting.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 30, 2013

We know that email blacklisting drives you crazy. Let’s get down to brass tacks and clarify this situation as much as possible. It does us no favors if you, as a customer who relies on the functionality of our services, believe that this is happening or continuing due to neglectful behavior on our part. That only causes further frustration for you and takes away from the perceived value of our services.

Alright…. (stretches neck – shakes arms) Let’s do this! (Also,

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 9-27-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 27, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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iOS 7 Lock screen vulnerability and how to fix it.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 19, 2013

We’ve just come across an interesting article in TUAW about a vulnerability in iOS 7’s lock screen, which will let anyone access your apps without ever needing to unlock your device.

If you want to feel like a super-elite hacker, if only for a moment, grab your iOS 7 enabled device (not someone else’s) and go to the lock screen.

With the lock screen active, swipe up to enter the Control Center.
Now, click on the Timer to launch the Timer app.
Double-tap the

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 9-19-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 19, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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Global Attack on WordPress Sites

Written by Chris Graves on April 12, 2013

There is an on going and highly distributed, global attack on WordPress installations at every known web host to crack open admin accounts and inject various malicious scripts.

In a detailed analysis of the attack pattern it was found out that most of the attack was originating from CMSs (mostly wordpress). Further analysis revealed that the “admin” accounts had been compromised (in one form or the other) and malicious scripts were uploaded into the directories.

Today, this attack is happening at a

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Prevent blacklisting: Do these 3 things right now!

Written by Tyler Jacobson on April 3, 2013

The wave of hacked email accounts is hitting some sort of terminal velocity lately. The result of this, as some of you may have seen, is servers ending up on blacklists, which ultimately prevents some of your messages from reaching  the intended recipients.

We take every precaution on this end to prevent spam from being sent through our server and staying off of blacklists, but unfortunately, the most vulnerable points of exploitation are on your end. Once your email account or

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Selma, Nelson, blacklists and shared server SSLs.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on February 26, 2013

It’s been quite a week and it’s only Tuesday.

I apologize up front for the issues, no matter how big or small, that you may have been experiencing this week. We do our absolute best to keep things running ship shape and problem free but there are times when all of the proper maintenance & attention to detail in the world won’t stop issues from arising. Now is one of those times. When it rains, it pours – or given that

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Problems with WordPress dashboard and widgets? Here’s a fix.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on January 21, 2013

As of the 3.5 update to WordPress, we started receiving reports from a minority of customers that some functions simply stopped working in the WordPress dashboard. Specifically, the quick edit dashboard panel was unresponsive, under Add New Post  the toolbar above the text area wouldn’t populate, and, the drag and drop functionality in the Widgets dashboard simply stopped working.

Not being the developer of WordPress, we were short on answers, which is never the preferred position to be in. We like

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Patty.machighway.com blacklist issues 1/7/2013, 1/8/2013

Written by Tyler Jacobson on January 8, 2013

A customer on the patty.machighway.com server had their email address compromised by a spammer. The spammer then sent several thousand messages out from patty.machighway.com which has caused the server to end up on multiple blacklists. As a result, many of our customers on that server have received bounce-back replies from servers rejecting their messages.

Once the exploit was detected, the offending email account was shut down and spam ceased to be sent from our server.

This is a very unfortunate situation and

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