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Fix WordPress over HTTPS with CloudFlare SSL

I've had an issue with my site that prevented it from working fully over https - and as it turns out, it's due to CloudFlare's reverse proxy and the way it deals with http and https requests. I found the...
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Zero-day exploit against macOS Keychain

This is pretty serious - a researcher has discovered a zero-day exploit against the Keychain in macOS. As a protest against Apple not paying a bug bounty for macOS (only for iOS), Linus Henze, the researcher, has withheld details of...
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Beware of cheap USB to Lightning Cables

I needed a short USB to Lightning cable for my car stereo - there's a USB port in the centre console and I don't need a 1m cable tangling around the dashboard, so I tried a couple of 3rd party...
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Widespread outage on Office 365 – 30 Jan 2019

Microsoft have widespread outage on the Office 365 login/authentication servers this morning and it's affecting multiple tenancies. The official report from the Microsoft 365 Service health status page says: "Current status: We've identified a network issue that is affecting authentication to...
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Apple Releases macOS 10.14.3 and iOS 12.1.3

Apple today pushed software updates for a range of its devices. They are all minor releases that simply offer a few bug fixes and security updates, with no new features. iOS has been updated to 12.1.3 and it fixes a...
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Microsoft Office 365 Price Increase in Australia

From 1st Jan 2019, Microsoft are increasing the pricing of Office 365 subscriptions by up to 8% in order to bring them in-line with pricing in other regions. The last price adjustment for Office 365 was more than 3 years...
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DNS Speed Testing on Telstra nbn in Melbourne

I've recently seen a number of people recommending that I use various 3rd party DNS resolvers - CloudFlare, OpenDNS etc. One problem I've encountered with using some of these DNS servers is that they're set up for the North American...
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