Perl, DBI and MySQL wrongly reads zeros from database

TL;DR: SELECT queries in Perl for numerical columns suddenly turned to zeros after a software upgrade. This is a really peculiar problem I had after my web hosting provider upgraded some database related software on the server: Numbers that were read with SELECT queries from the database were suddenly all zeros. Spoiler: It’s about running [...]

Traces of a (failed, I hope) web server attack

I suddenly got the following line in public_html/error_log: [06-Feb-2019 17:51:53] PHP Deprecated: Automatically populating $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA is deprecated and will be removed in a future version. To avoid this warning set ‘always_populate_raw_post_data’ to ‘-1′ in php.ini and use the php://input stream instead. in Unknown on line 0 So I took a closer look on the logs: [...]