Author/Consultant Jeremiah L. Byerley
Jeremiah Byerley is a technical consultant & author who helps individuals and businesses develop the confidence and habits they need to be competitive in the information age. Jeremiah has unique insight in California’s South Coast working for companies such as Santa Barbara’s Higher Octave Music and Ojai’s Lynda.com with a wealth of international experience consulting for EMI, Activision, IDIMedia (Blaylock & Company), Anysoft and a contributor for online syndication company, Storyful. The news & tutorials on this site feature articles written by Mr. Byerley and curated selections. For consultations requests, please contact Jeremiah.

Apache NetBeans is Now a Top-Level Project of the Apache Software Foundation

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), a non-profit corporation of decentralized volunteers from the open source developer community, has officially approved the NetBeans IDE as a Top-Level project. NetBeans joins more than 350 other open source projects and initiatives managed by the foundation after spending two years in the Apache Incubator. The IDE supports Java, JavaScript, […]

What’s Coming in WordPress 5.2 (Features and Screenshots)

WordPress 5.2 is expected to be released by the end of April 2019. We have been following the development and tested the first beta to try out new features that are on the way. This release will bring improvements to the block editor, site health check, several bug fixes and minor enhancements. In this article, […]

Creative Commons Launches New Search Engine with Access to 30 Million Images

After more than two years in beta, Creative Commons has launched its new search engine, featuring a completely redesigned search page, improved navigation and search filters, better search loading times, and more accurate search phrase relevance. It has replaced the old search portal and is now linked from the homepage. This update to CC Search […]

Ad Server Patched to Stop Possible Malware Distribution

Revive Adserver patches two vulnerability, one of which may have been used to allow hackers to deliver malware to third-party websites. The open-source advertising platform Revive Adserver is urging customers to patch two vulnerabilities, one of which is critical and may have been exploited to allow hackers to deliver malware to third-party websites. Revive Adserver, […]

Cisco Warns of Critical Nexus 9000 Data Center Flaw

Part of a slew of patches from the networking vendor, the CVSS 9.8 bug allows remote takeover of a vulnerable device. A critical vulnerability in Cisco’s software-defined networking (SDN) software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to connect to a vulnerable data-center switch and take it over, with the privileges of the root user. The […]

Wipro Attackers Have Operated Under the Radar for Years

The adversaries have the hallmarks of an advanced, organized group, with well-established infrastructure. New details are emerging in the April attack on systems consulting behemoth Wipro, which saw its network hacked and used for mounting attacks on a dozen of its customers. In a fresh analysis of the indicators of compromise (IOCs), Flashpoint analysts said […]

ThreatList: Tax Scammers Launch a Raft of Fake Mobile Apps

Convincing phishing pages and millions of suspicious apps are plaguing tax season. Tax Day in the U.S. is looming on Monday, and as people rush to do their last-minute filing, scammers are out in full force, targeting consumers and businesses alike. According to RiskIQ numbers, the internet is awash in crafty schemes and dangerous threat […]

SQL Injection in Advance Contact Form 7 DB

Security Risk: Dangerous Exploitation Level: Easy/Remote DREAD Score: 7/10 Vulnerability: SQL Injection Patched Version: 1.6.1 52 SHARES FacebookTwitterSubscribe As part of our regular research audits for our Sucuri Firewall, we discovered an SQL injection vulnerability affecting 40,000+ users of the Advanced Contact Form 7 DB WordPress plugin. Current State of the Vulnerability This plugin saves […]

Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019 Introduced

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Brian Schatz, members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, introduced the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation would strengthen consumer protections by prohibiting commercial users of facial recognition technology (FR) from collecting and re-sharing data for identifying or tracking consumers without their consent. […]

MasterCard, Microsoft Team with Federal Agencies and Nonprofit to Launch Cyber Talent Initiative

Mastercard, in collaboration with Microsoft, Workday and the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, launched the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative – a public-private partnership to recruit the nation’s best minds to defend against global cyberattacks. The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is a new program to help reduce the critical talent gap and support the next generation of […]