FreeBSD Security Update(s) Issued

A couple patches were released for FreeBSD to address various security vulnerabilities and it is recommended that you update as soon as possible.

Official Links:

https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-15:03.sctp.asc

https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-15:02.kmem.asc

Please look at the affected versions under each security advisory to determine if you are impacted and need to take any action.

vBSEO Possible Exploit

vBulletin has notified that there is a possible exploit in vBSEO. Given that the software is no longer being developed, you will have to manually apply the fix:

vbseo/includes/functions_vbseo_hook.php:

if(isset($_REQUEST[‘ajax’]) && isset($_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’]))
$permalinkurl = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’].$permalinkurl;

Should be changed to:

// if(isset($_REQUEST[‘ajax’]) && isset($_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’]))
// $permalinkurl = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’].$permalinkurl;

Ongoing Discussion via WHT:

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1444268

Coca Cola jumps on IBM’s private Cloud

IBM has won a five-year contract to manage Coca Cola Amatil’s (CCA) mission-critical SAP infrastructure on its private Cloud hosted in its Sydney datacentre.  The project is expected to “drive significant operational costs” out of CCA’s South Pacific business. The company operates in Australia, NZ, Indonesia, PNG, Fiji, and Samoa.
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Top 15 Most Popular File Sharing Websites | December 2014

Here are the top 15 Most Popular File Sharing Sites from December 2014;

 

1 | DropBox
35,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 114 – Compete Rank | 314 – Quantcast Rank | 110 – Alexa Rank |

2 | MediaFire
22,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 531 – Compete Rank | NA – Quantcast Rank | 171 – Alexa Rank | 

3 | 4Shared
21,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 936 – Compete Rank | 239 – Quantcast Rank | 169 – Alexa Rank | 

4 | Google Drive
18,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | *100* – Compete Rank |*1,000* – Quantcast Rank | *NA* – Alexa Rank | 

5 | SkyDrive
16,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | *650* – Compete Rank |*550* – Quantcast Rank | *NA* – Alexa Rank | 

6 | iCloud
9,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 429 – Compete Rank | *1,536*- Quantcast Rank | 987 – Alexa Rank | 

7 | Box
6,750,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,274 – Compete Rank |1,028 – Quantcast Rank | 877 – Alexa Rank | 

8 | Mega
6,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,936 – Compete Rank |*NA* – Quantcast Rank | 670 – Alexa Rank | 

9 | ZippyShare
6,250,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,337 – Compete Rank |*NA* – Quantcast Rank | 370 – Alexa Rank | 

10 | Uploaded
6,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,943 – Compete Rank |*NA* – Quantcast Rank | 292 – Alexa Rank | 

11 | DepositFiles
4,750,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 4,709 – Compete Rank |*2,913* – Quantcast Rank | 1,927 – Alexa Rank | 

12 | HighTail
4,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,459 – Compete Rank |*4,297* – Quantcast Rank | 2,938 – Alexa Rank | 

13 | SendSpace
4,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 5,790 – Compete Rank |2,551 – Quantcast Rank | 1,474 – Alexa Rank | 

14 | RapidShare
3,250,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 7,217 – Compete Rank | NA- Quantcast Rank | 2,084 – Alexa Rank | 

15 | FileCrop.com
3,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 14,239 – Compete Rank |*NA* – Quantcast Rank | 5,823 – Alexa Rank |