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Kevin | 19 Jul 2011 | 2 comments
  • Added a "preview" button to the create- and edit-forms so contributors can preview their formatted submissions before submitting them via the "save" button.
  • Added a link to each user's profile page that allows users to subscribe to notifications when content is posted by the specified user.
  • Moved the BrightCode code (that facilitates video viewing) to the Connect server to eliminate the security warnings that appear when the code is fetched via http from the BrightCove server.
  • Performance enhancement: Moved serving of activity feeds on user profile pages to Solr engine.
  • Performance enhancement: Updated the methods used to generate the groups list page to employ caching with a logic-based cache expiry when group nodes are added or updated in the system.
  • Performance enhancement: Enabled more robust caching of user avatars.
  • Added a "padlock" icon to locked discussions on forum list pages....
Kevin | 12 Jul 2011 | 17 comments

We've just finished installing the Mollom* spam filtering module on the Connect Production server. Here's how it works:

  1. If a user submits legitimate content, it is scanned by the Mollom service and is allowed to post as normal.
  2. If a user submits content with a questionable word or phrase that the Mollom service is unsure of, the user is presented with a captcha challenge before content can be submitted.
  3. If a user submits content that the Mollom service flags as spam, the content is saved for an editor to review.

Here are a few things I like about this module:

  • Content submitted by users like Trusted Advisors and Employees is exempted and bypasses the Mollom scan.
  • Mollom catches spam *before* it's published and sent out via our notifications system.
  • It works with all languages.
  • If you can't read the visual captcha, you can listen to an audio version.
  • We can add our own words or phrases to...
khoi | 08 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

Summertime! That means sunshine, travel…and additional data threats to your smartphone. What’s that? You don’t consider mobile security risks and summertime as going hand in hand? Well, consider this: As you and your employees take some well-deserved time off, will you be taking smartphones with you? Of course you will. And chances are you will be accessing corporate data. In fact, a recent Symantec survey on security habits of mobile device users revealed that 62 percent of corporate smartphone users access sensitive corporate information while on vacation, and 81 percent will at least be checking their business email accounts.

With a variety of looming threats, from unsecured networks to malicious apps, corporate smartphone users should carefully consider what they can do to make sure a vacation from the office doesn’t turn into a vacation from security. The following best practices will help you keep mobile devices secure.

  • Use the...
Kevin | 06 Jul 2011 | 5 comments
  • Added an "Accredited" badge next to member's names who have been accredited by Symantec.
  • Added an "Accreditations" section to the user profile page. Users who have been accredited by Symantec now have a list of their accreditations displayed on this portion of their user profile.
  • Added the ability for User Group admins to bulk email their group members.
  • Refactored "Buzz Score" to more accurately identify popular trends and topics.
  • Implemented "Leave Group" functionality that allows members to easily leave the groups they've joined. (Group managers cannot leave a group until they've appointed a replacement manager.)
  • Re-enabled the "group photo" functionality on Group pages. Groups can once again upload a full-size photo that represents their group.
  • Group Admins can now see a detailed list of users who have registered to attend their events.
  • Group Members can now see an abbreviated list (username and signup time...