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4 November, 2014
Newsletter issue 7

We close October with a story on a critical flaw in Drupal 7.x websites that have exploits running in the wild. Read our news piece and update your system as soon as you can.

This issue is also packed with useful tips on configuring IPv6 for Windows and how you can monitor SMART attributes to prevent disk drive failure.
Have a great and productive week ahead!

Your account manager,
Natalia

In this issue

Assume Every Drupal 7 Website is Compromised

SektionEins, a German security firm, discovered an SQL injection flaw in Drupal 7.x websites last October 15, 2014. This vulnerability is in Drupal’s database abstraction API, which allows the execution of specially crafted requests that can result to SQL injection.

View full article here.

SMART Disk Failure Prediction

SMART (sometimes written as S.M.A.R.T.) is a monitoring technology that measures disk drive “health parameters.” It stands for Self-monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology and is a standard that hardware manufacturers implement to monitor reliability and anticipate failures in hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs).

See instructions here.

How to configure IPv6 in Windows?

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IP) intended to replace IPv4, which still carries more than 96% of the world’s Internet traffic as of May 2014. This article discusses how you can adapt and configure IPv6 in your Windows machines.

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