Category Archives: Technical

The Heartbleed Bug

To fix the Heartbleed bug your server admin has to update their OpenSLL so it is not running popular OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 to 1.0.1f and recreate Private Keys then recreate new SSL certificates.

Technical information: http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2014/04/attack-of-week-openssl-heartbleed.html

What to do:
http://readwrite.com/2014/04/08/heartbleed-openssl-bug-cryptography-web-security#awesm=~oB1nnaTpgtuKkQ

Online Collaboration

Programmer and Designer

The designer may do a page design or outline the concept and prepare assets, design prerogatives for use as banners, footers, backgrounds, overall look or sound design. Or elements may be required to float into position or offer transitional states (metro tiles). Yesterday’s designs needed to be implicit, to get message across, “relevance” being the thing; today’s buzzwords include “responsive” and “adaptable”. If you can somehow add in “useful” and “necessary” you may be able to successfully complete the UX design puzzle.

There must be a direction of actions, a story, a tidal drag into a singular progression to draw your viewer along. From the point of view of the viewer however, usually one or two views are briefly scanned. This is a multidimensional grab. A complex interaction or a range of interactions may occur. If this grasping of attention develops into interest, then you can present a continual story. This introduces failure points.

What if there is no such thing as a conventional failure point? Every point is a success. Even a failure to register is a success – hey they returned didn’t they? Why the same old sauce? Being adaptable means being able to carry new content quickly and accurately without it being a bother. Being vital and urgent means being well written and timely. Being interesting is having something to say. And these days being successful means having something to share.

WordPress threat

There is an international attack on WordPress sites. Do not worry, if you are hosted with sfsw.net, you are most likely already protected from this.

You may find your WordPress admin is not available – in which case contact us for assistance. We can allow specific locations (IP addresses) to administer your site, to find out your ip address, access http://whatismyip.com and include the address (four digits separated by full stops) with your request and we will have things working normally quickly.

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