All posts by David Slivken

WordPress Security Breach

WorePress logoWe’re seeing reports this morning that a massive security breach associated with WordPress 4.7.0 and 4.7.1 has apparently led to the defacement of up to 1.9 million pages across almost 40,000 domains.

Upgrading to version 4.7.2 should fix the issue and WordPress urges anyone who hasn’t already updated to do so immediately. WordPress actually announced the security issue in a blog post at the beginning of February, but apparently there are still many sites that either weren’t aware or didn’t realize how serious the issue really is.

If you or anyone you know is running a WordPress site, please make sure it is updated to 4.7.2 as quickly as possible.

The Return of Lavabit

Lavabit logoThis past Friday, when most of the world was watching (or actively not-watching) the events in Washington, D.C., the formerly shuttered, Snowden-affiliated webmail service Lavabit announced it was re-launching with a new generation of email privacy and security.

If you’re unfamiliar with the history, here’s the gist: Lavabit formed in 2004, in part because of privacy concerns around email. They launched as an email service with significant protection and encryption capabilities and served a relatively small group of folk for almost a decade.

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Pokémon Go – It Caught Us All

I’m exaggerating here, but not much apparently, because Pokémon Go, based on a little-known video game series (kidding),  was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016.

Despite early days of frequent crashes and server outages, not to mention the whole tracking feature disaster, the game was a monster (pun intended) hit from day 1. Remember the Vaporeon stampede?

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Hey, WebSphere Commerce Experts!

IBM Websphere Commerce logoAre you an IBM WebSphere Commerce architect or senior developer? If so, we want to talk to you about joining Boyle Software! We’re hiring technologists now who have deep experience with this popular commerce platform and who are looking to expand their tech horizons, continuously exploring and learning new technologies.

We offer great benefits for full-time positions in New York City – and we are also open to discussing other arrangements for remote talent. Please send your resumé to jobs@boylesoftware.com. And if you know a strong WCS pro looking for new opportunities, please send them our way!

Review all of our open positions here