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Fri, 11/13/2009 - 00:00

The absolutely quickest and simplest way to upgrade Drupal

Submitted by markoshust Fri, 11/13/2009 - 00:00

On the initial surface, upgrading Drupal appears complex, when in actuality it’s very rudimentary. A lot of the tutorials and resources on how to upgrade are just plain confusing and not to the point.

The following is a list of command lines and steps in order to upgrade Drupal quickly and easily in 3 EASY STEPS! It just can’t get easier, and I have yet to see one posting that includes this way of doing it, which is really just the quickest/easier/cleanest/simplest way to get it done.

Mon, 09/21/2009 - 00:00

Preventing injection attacks and securing your website

Submitted by markoshust Mon, 09/21/2009 - 00:00

Injection attacks and vulnerabilities are extremely common, and can be prevented in just about any case with proper coding and setting permissions correctly. There are a vast array of cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks and worms out there (I’m sure you’ve stumbled on a site with the words ‘viagra’ or ‘xanax’ in the page, and it looks very out-of-place and not consistent with the site’s content). These are usually caused by bots searching the web for securities vulnerabilities.