About Me

M Asif Rahman

I am Founder & CEO Of A. R. Communications (in short ARCom). I am WordPress Enthusiast, Serial Entrepreneur, Workaholic and Loving Man. I do Code, I Write, I Dream and I make them Real. This is my main blog. In this blog I express how I see the world and what I learn from every day journey. More about me.

Facebook & Messenger: Force Split Could Backfire Too!

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Don’t give me the lecture that it will be alright just like Facebook Newsfeed and Timeline redesigns! It will not, most likely because, if we have to open another new app for chat/msz it will not be Facebook Messenger. For me I will prefer Viber, others could prefer Skype, WhatsApp, Line, Kik or even Google Hangout, but it will be hardly FB Messenger! I am also downloading it, so I could give one star, and what if Facebook loose some mainstream user in their main app after this move? There is no ads in Messenger yet, and it will be hard to add one.

Read the Mashable coverage on how “Facebook Messenger” now No.1 App in App Store with just 1 Star (lowest possible) rating!

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Responsible Disclosure!

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Sucuri discovered the vulnerability, and informed the MailPoet team, gave them information and time to fix the issue. The MailPoet team did resolved it, but Sucuri disclosed the vulnerability to the wild just within 24hr of MailPoet released the update at WordPress.org.

This is not a Responsible Disclosure! We all are glad to Sucuri that they discovered the issue and informed the developer, but how on earth they expected a plugin which is downloaded more then 2 million times, and one of the most used plugin in its sector, could force their user to update to latest version within 24hr?

Result – 50 thousand WordPress site hacked using this exploit!

Who to blame? The security firm that we all love or their Responsible Disclosure?
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Anger Makes You Blind & Clueless!

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Sohag Bhai once said “If somebody calls you by name (ex. son of something etc), you should not get angry. Try to think in this way. He is calling you that, there could be two reason, 1) Either he is blind or 2) he is mad. How could you doubt yourself, if you are human or not! Maybe you should feel pity for that person, because for any of those two reason its his/her misfortune!

Today seen an sad example how ego and hot temper could ruin something super great. When you are super angry, your blood is boiling for whatever reason, you will even won’t get a clue that someone is not your enemy and maybe he wants to help. The situation what you could have controlled completely in your favor, if only if you would try go beyond your anger and ego.

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Contributing In WordPress: My Presentation On WordPressians MeetUp

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We had an amazing MeetUp of WordPressians Group (6th meetup) at Dhaka, last Saturday (June 28th, 2014). It was our first meetup at HubDhaka, a great place of my dear friend Sajid. It was a super great meetup with all of our guys in WordPress Community.

I spoke about “Contributing In WordPress”. Here are the slides –

Adding photos of the events, courtesy to all our talented Photographer buddies, adding as gallery below. Also adding details about my presentation, and all resource inside.

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Speaking at WordCamp Melbourne, Back in 2011!

Talking AT WordCamp Melbourne 2011

Just found this, never shared before. WordCamp Melbourne was a really nice event. I was really moved by everyone’s’ enthusiasm for WordPress, how they work for their passion. Its not only Australians, New Zealanders are also very Enthusiastic. And yes, Melbourne is one of the best city I have ever been to.

Photo Credit: Alison Van Hees (Possibly)

How To Secure Server After Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

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Heartbleed is probably the worst thing ever happen to internet in whole. Its old news, all server and application should be already updated. If your server is not, here I will share very basic process to fix it, should not have more then 1 min. Yes, just 1 min and your server will be secured from Heartbleed Vulnerability.

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Stay Alive – Dawn Is Coming, Open Your Eyes!

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Well the way I feel is the way I write
It isn’t like the thoughts of the man who lies
There is a truth and it’s on our side
Dawn is coming
Open your eyes
Look into the sun as the new days rise
Jose Gonzalez – Stay Alive

I am in love with the song “Stay Alive” By Jose Gonzalez, from the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Full Lyrics

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Beautiful Bangladesh – Land OF Stories

What an wonderful video, presenting Bangladesh. I got 3:41 min of goose bumps, and a refreshing feelings which will surely sustain for a long time. After yesterday’s disappointing situation, it completely spellbounded my mind. Thanks to Amitabh Reza Chowdhury . Thanks a lot. You just brought us tears of joy for the country. Lets spread this video and show the world why they must visit Bangladesh and what we have is super super unique!

Bangla Article | Public Status