Author: Sakral Technology

Google begins sending goodbye old AdWords UI notices – Search Engine Land

We knew it was coming, just not this soon perhaps. In March, Google announced that it would retire the old AdWords interface by the end of the year. This week, some advertisers received notifications from Google that their accounts will be switched over to the new interface only, starting in July. At that point, “the new AdWords experience will replace the previous one” completely, and those advertisers will no longer be able to jump back to the original interface. A portion of the notice from Google is shown in the screen shot below. Some advertisers received a switch date...

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Thousands of Mobile Apps Expose Their Unprotected Firebase Hosted Databases

Mobile security researchers have discovered unprotected Firebase databases of thousands of iOS and Android mobile applications that are exposing over 100 million data records, including plain text passwords, user IDs, location, and in some cases, financial records such as banking and cryptocurrency transactions. Google’s Firebase service is one of the most popular back-end development platforms for mobile and web applications that offers developers a cloud-based database, which stores data in JSON format and synced it in the real-time with all connected clients. Researchers from mobile security firm Appthority discovered that many app developers’ fail to properly secure their back-end...

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PHPConsole is a Programming and Live Coding Companion

PHPConsole is a neat Windows desktop application GUI for writing, reading, and executing PHP code by Josiah Ovye Yahaya. The main features of PHPConsole are: Clean and beautiful code editor Powerful code linter Fast and slick Powerful code previewer And more The app includes a local web server, which is perfect for aspiring developers trying to learn PHP: Using this app lowers the barrier of needing to worry about setting up PHP locally, and those learning PHP can experiment with the language quickly by executing code immediately and getting instant feedback. In Josiah’s post on this application, he explains...

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I discovered a browser bug

Posted 20 June 2018 I accidentally discovered a huge browser bug a few months ago and I’m pretty excited about it. Security engineers always seem like the “cool kids” to me, so I’m hoping that now I can be part of the club, and y’know, get into the special parties or whatever. I’ve noticed that a lot of these security disclosure things are only available as PDFs. Personally, I prefer the web, but if you’re a SecOps PDF addict, check out the PDF version of this post. Oh, I guess the vulnerability needs an extremely tenuous name and logo...

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