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Importing SQL – 520 ci-error

If you are exporting a database from an older MySQL server such as 5.5.3 and are importing it to a newer MySQL server, you might receive 520 ci-error that appears such as: #1273 – unknown collation ‘utf8mb4_unicode_520_ci’ There is an easy way to fix this error. Simply open your favorite notepad, and find: utf8mb4_unicode_520_ci and […]

Lululemon Athletica Inc. Website down for 24 hours

I have witnessed various retailers go down for half an hour or so (Bestbuy on Black Friday sales is very common), but never did I see a MAJOR retailer go down for 24 hours. The message that lululemon.com was showing for 24 hour span was: We are usually awesome at this. Please don’t refresh your browser. […]

Malware Reverse Engineering

As the title of this blog states, this short blog is about malware reverse engineering. This seems to be a very popular topic among security experts. The idea of reverse engineering of malware is to find out what weakness did the malware expose on your side (network, operating system, etc). After researching for approximately 3 […]

WannaCry Ransomware received how many payments?

As everyone knows by now WannaCry / WanaCrypt0r ransomware would encrypt your hardrive, lock you out and simply ask for payment between $300.00 to $600.00 to restore access back. There are certainly users out there that paid, but how many paid and how much did WannaCry / WanaCryptor. According to ActualRansom The three bitcoin wallets […]

Google disciplines Symantec for mis-issuing 30,000 Certs

In a extreme rebuke of one of many largest suppliers of HTTPS credentials, Google Chrome builders introduced plans to drastically limit transport layer safety certificates offered by Symantec-owned issuers following the invention they’ve allegedly mis-issued greater than 30,000 certificates. Chrome plans to cease recognizing the prolonged validation standing of all certificates issued by Symantec-owned certificates […]

How do I refresh the hosts file on OS X?

Ever wanted to block certain hosts on your MAC and then simply clear DNS cache. It’s actually fairly easy. This brief tutorial is for OSX 10.9+. 1. Open your TERMINAL (Launchpad > Other > Terminal). 2. To edit your hosts file simply type in: sudo vim /etc/hosts 3. Type “i” to insert or edit the […]

How do I load a sql.gz file to my database? (importing)

Many of us use phpmyadmin to utilize any sort of importing and exporting of MySQL databases. But what if there was an easier way and faster solution. You will need SSH access to your VPS or dedicated server box. Its a one liner: zcat /path/to/file.sql.gz | mysql -u ‘root’ -p ‘password’ your_database zcat = decompresses […]

Hackers want Ransom from Apple

When you use iCloud to sync your Apple gadgets, your non-public knowledge could also be liable to getting uncovered or deleted by April seventh. It has been discovered mischievous group of hackers claiming to have entry to over 300 million iCloud accounts is threatening Apple to remotely wipe knowledge from these thousands and thousands of […]

iOS green screen of death

I remember the days when windows used to be plagued with the lovely blue screen of death. It used to be a regular occurrence especially if you installed a third party driver or hardware that windows wasn’t particularly fond of. I have since switched to MacOS and have never experience such events ever again. Now […]