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Run your Laravel app with docker-compose

Docker-compose is an elegant way to run a Laravel app. It allows to define and run the different services: the main web app, a MySQL database and a redis server. There are however a few tricks to solve: how to run the database migrations, how to run the queue worker and the scheduler?

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Opportunities of COVID-19 (mis)information

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is being discussed a lot on social media platforms. Researchers and social media platforms a like make use of the online conversation to increase their situational awareness about the continuously evolving situation. At the same time, foreign powers or special interest groups have also been observed of piggybacking the large scale discussion to spread fake news and/or misinformation.

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Installing the cyrange Cyber Range platform

cyrange is a Cyber Range platform built on top of VirtualBox. Like some other tools, it has a web interface that allows to deploy and manage virtual machines. But cyrange has some additional features dedicated to education and training:

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Laravel migrations tips

When developing a Laravel application, it's quite common to run the development (and test) version with a SQLite database, and the production version with a MySQL database. Normally, the migrations will take care of creating the correct database schema. However, there are a few caveats.

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Foreing powers are using COVID to harm European countries and industries

In a report published last year, the Belgian State Security (VSSE) indicates that foreign powers, including Russia, are using Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) to spread fake news about the COVID-19 crisis.

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OSINT Quiz

These previous weeks, some blog posts about OSINT were published on this website. Maybe you want to use these tips in some practical cases or exercises.

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Cyber Security Challenge

The Cyber Security Challenge is a Capture The Flag (CTF) competition for teams of maximum 4 students. Over a limited timeframe, the teams must solve challenges covering a wide range of security issues, e.g. cryptography, reverse engineering, network security, web or mobile application security, wireless and forensics analysis.

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Check your PHP dependencies for vulnerabilities

Enlightn Security Checker is a composer tool that uses the Security Advisories Database to check your dependencies for known vulnerabilities. It is actually the same database that is used by GitHub Action "PHP Security Checker". Here is how you can use it locally or with GitLab.

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OSINT - Simple tips #5 - Email addresses

This blog post will talk about email addresses.

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Using HTTPS over a reverse proxy in Laravel

Have you ever encountered problems trying to deploy a Laravel HTTPS website using a reverse proxy ? Then read the following to quickly learn where this problem comes from and how to simply thwart it.

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Continuous Deployment with GitLab and Laravel Envoy

There are multiple ways to implement Continuous Deployment (CD) for a Laravel project. The current trends consists in deploying containers to a kubernetes cluster. In this blog post however, we will present the good old way: we will use Laravel Envoy to deploy our code directly to our server(s). This method has the advantage of simplicity as it does not require to build containers, nor does it require a kubernetes cluster: Laravel Envoy uses a simple SSH connection to the target server(s) to perform the deployment.

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