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First Great Western Bag Security Failure

I was on my way between Bristol and Swindon the other day and I did that horrible and quite frankly, stupid thing of leaving a bag in a train station.  It was as I was getting off the train at … Continue reading

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Mail Server Mis-behaving

A little while a go I started getting the odd complaint about email being really slow to send or not sending at all.  I had noticed it myself as well but hadn’t really had the time to investigate properly.  I … Continue reading

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Security vulnerability in MySQL/MariaDB sql/password.c

An interesting vulnerability has been discovered in MySQL and MariaDB. Essentially it means that under certain conditions it is possible to provide any password and it will be accepted. This flaw is a programming error which is created by incorrect … Continue reading

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