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Quick Update on polkit/pwnkit

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The internet is alight this week with news of a widespread vulnerability in the Linux “policy kit” framework, specifically a root compromise via the pkexec program, designated CVE-2021-4034. Most of our systems do not fall under this advisory, and the ones that do have been fully patched. Of note, our Snipe-IT hosting systems were completely unaffected by this advisory.As always, we...

Cultivate Happier Customers in 2022

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photo licensed under CC We here at Grokability frequently ask ourselves, “Are we a software company or are we are support company?” After all, our flagship product, Snipe-IT, is open-source asset management software that anyone can download and install for free, so what are folks paying us for? (Don’t get us wrong, we’re very thankful that you do!) Of course, lots of Snipe...

Quick update on Log4j

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Having received multiple inquiries from customers about how (or whether) we are impacted by the recently announced log4j “log4shell” vulnerability, we felt it prudent to update all of our customers (and open source users) en-masse. The short answer, and good news for all of us, is that we are not impacted at all, as we don’t use log4j, or any Java, in any of our systems. This includes both...

On the Importance of Being Conscious

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“If you create a great place to work, great work takes place.”Ben Peterson, CEO, BambooHR To this day, a shocking number of big and small companies alike not only pay poor wages but maintain appalling work conditions and low ethical standards, disregarding their workers’ human rights (You know who you are!) Meanwhile, tons of studies affirm the benefits of a flexible work schedule on...

LonghornPHP 2021

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Grokability CTO Brady Wetherington gave his first conference talk (ever!) at LonghornPHP 2021 in Austin, TX in October about how the systems-sausage is made here at Grokability, and how to bootstrap a million-dollar open source SaaS business for just one dollar a customer per month. This talk gets into some of the the weeds of how our hosted platform works, some mistakes we made, some challenges...

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