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Geekery

JetPack is getting smarter and smarter

Recently today, I upgraded my PHP version to 7.4.4. After a few minutes, I received an e-mail that my website is offline. It says that “Your Site is Experiencing a Technical Issue”. But good thing, I have JetPack. Gone are the days when your WordPress website is down or just blank white, and you don’t know what to do.

Now, non-living things are getting smarter and smarter. I now know why my website is down and what’s the root cause of the issue. No need to troubleshoot it anymore. You’ll receive a link to enter your website in “recovery mode”, and you will also receive via e-mail all the details about which plugins caused the issue.

Mine was this:

Current plugin: Audio player (version 2.0.4.6)

Error Details
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An error of type E_PARSE was caused in line 903 of the file /wp-content/plugins/audio-player/audio-player.php. Error message: syntax error, unexpected ‘new’ (T_NEW)

So I just went ahead to my server and deleted that specific plugin that I don’t even use anymore. And eureka! My website is back online! Easy peasy right?

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Internet Random

How New Technology Can Affect Your Cyber Security Education

The digital world is brimming with opportunities for new careers every day. Whether you’re interested in becoming a digital analyst, an IT engineer, or a forensic computer scientist, the career options for your degree in cyber security are nearly limitless. However, new technology is constantly on the rise, and it has the potential to change your digital workplace in countless ways. If you’re interested in becoming a cyber security specialist, here are a few examples of how evolving technology could impact your career.

It Can Make Your Job Easier…

For almost every instance of a cyber security breach, the digital world has the opportunity to learn from the experience and strengthen its security measures. Firewalls are stronger, encrypted data is harder to crack, and VPNs are constantly being enhanced to keep sensitive information locked up tight. Better defensive measures also give way for better offensive measures, meaning new technology can make it easier to track down and stop cyber attacks before information is compromised. With the innovation of smartphones and other ultra-portable computers, it’s easy to stay on top of cyber security from almost anywhere in the world.

…And More Challenging