Can’t Authorize SSH Key in cPanel

I was working on a new website that is on a shared host using cPanel. I contacted the host and had them activate SSH access on the account for me, and then I added my public key using cPanel’s import feature. After adding my key, I clicked on “Manage” to authorize the key for use, but I just got a blank cPanel screen with no options on it other than the “Go back” link.

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Cleaning Up a Hacked E-mail Account

Many people use free e-mail account; in fact, you might say almost all of us do. Free e-mail accounts are easy to get and handy to have, but there has been a more consistent pattern as of late where e-mail accounts are being hacked. This is becoming very common, and I have been asked so many times what to do when an account is hacked, that I decided to write down my suggestions for getting things cleaned up. Continue reading “Cleaning Up a Hacked E-mail Account”

Security-driven Development

I am the Editor-in-Chief of php|architect magazine, and I wanted to share my most recent editorial that I wrote up with all of you in case you aren’t subscribers to the magazine. Here it is:

 

php|architect April 2013

Security-driven Development

Beth Tucker Long

Security breach – these are words no one likes to hear. It means disaster for development teams and management, and yet, when projects are being planned, it is often an afterthought that is pushed aside when budgets and timelines get tight. Continue reading “Security-driven Development”