TYPO3 Extension Roundup Q1 + Q2 – 2017

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This is the fifth issue of the TYPO3 extension roundup. Due to the long period covered the number of mentioned extensions is slightly higher than in the last issues. Additionally the release of TYPO3 8LTS increased the number of updated extensions further, which made it quite hard to choose the candidates. Read on for my selection for the first and second quarter of 2017. Continue reading

“Let’s encrypt” on localhost

Let's encrypt on localhost

Usually you develop your stuff locally and want to test the SSL encrypted stuff part too. With out a valid certificate, you always have to confirm the security dialogs, whether you are sure that you want to proceed. That annoys me each time. Furthermore you do not see, whether you have a problem with “mixed content”. In this article a show you how you can use „Let’s encrypt” certificates on localhost. Continue reading

Unprotected .git or .svn directories put your website at risk of information disclosure


Version control software is very popular among web developers. The most used tool might be Git. Unfortunately the repository directory, e.g. .git is often unprotected in production environments. These folders not only contain the source code of a website but also database credentials, API access keys or tokens for popular cloud services like Amazon AWS, salts and hashes. Even more problematic is private data contained in sql dumps or csv files.

Studies e.g. by Internetwache.org or Jamie Brown show that a reasonable amount of websites is affected by this problem. Continue reading