Posts Tagged 'security'



** Secure ** email/webmail project ~ you want “in” | can you help?

I build servers as part of my biz and have been considering a range of hyper-secure servers, only affordable for once!

For example, non-logging VPNs and disk-encrypted mail servers are what we need. In the wake of the NSA scandal, maybe you've read something about this (although anyone who ever got a targeted ad from the spyfest that is Gmail should already know about this. ...

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‘WordPress 3 Ultimate Security’ Book – Press Release

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Some of you may have found this site off the back of a pretty well-known post about WordPress security, 10 Tips To Make WordPress Hack-Proof.

In the comments I promised a follow-up because, frankly, I wasn't satisfied with the content, it just didn't cover the WordPress security bases. The problem was, to properly ...

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Shield Your Linux Box: iptables & Much Much More

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Here's the ideal start to find out about the options available to safeguard your Ubuntu PC & data, using antivirus & firewall softwares, plus iptables.

This section of the Karmic Koala Bible weighs the basic firewall & anti-virus options for sole Linux PCs & network ...

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Hide Your Data & Identity with SOCKS

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Take maximum benefit from your VPS or dedicated server, setting it up to double up as your personal online privacy & web access tool, in seconds!

Use your virtual private or dedicated server to protect data, accessing sites like Facebook or Twitter, else FTP, POP read more →

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One Man And His Web

censored website, UAE-style

So I've relocated for a few months, to an Arab country that shall not be named. My website, on the other hand, still lives in Newark, New Jersey, before traveling about. And I have a dilemma.

On arriving here, I checked my site and was greeted with the fact it is unavailable. Banned, sensored, deemed inappropriate.

Why?

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“Microsoft Swindles” – Fighting the Cartel Caper Con Scam, Tsssk!

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So I bought a new machine last week and, gparted, have been busily treating it to Ubuntu.

It's cooler now. Literally.

And I figured, I'm fed up of being forced to pay for an excuse of an operating system that I don't want.

Damn, I wanted to buy a computer, not all the crap bundled on it:-

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 3: Setup openSSH for Linux-to-Linux

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This guide steps out how to set up openSSH, complete with an authenticating key pair, so that you can access your Linux host securely from your Linux PC at home or at the office.

Using this method:-

  • encrypted data/password transfer
  • password-free login (I type ‘guv'!)
  • tighter server security ***

*** for this, edit your ...

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VPS Bible Reflects New Nginx/WordPress Versions, with Future Commitment

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The VPS Bible has been updated to reflect the latest stable Nginx release – 0.7.62 – the effect that this has on the overall setup and, while we're about it, the latest stable WordPress release too.

You may have noted this on the relevent Bible post comment sections but I figured it was important enough to post up as well, particularly for those of you wondering how to upgrade ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 13: Restrict Access to Nginx Web Files with Auth_Basic

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Easily restrict access to hide sensitive data, admin areas & other web pages using the Nginx web server's Auth_Basic security module & the htpasswd password creation tool.

What we're gonna do, essentially, is to create a password file, then adapt a site's virtual host file. That done, Nginx knows there's a point of restricted access, and knows where to look for the corresponding password so that, when we surf to ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 12: Setup FileZilla for Secure FTP (SFTP)

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This tutorial shows you how to configure FileZilla, the most popular Secure FTP (SFTP) client.

Having set up the Nginx web server we're on the brink of setting up some sites or blogs, but first here's a handy detour.

Thing is, I'm aware this series will be especially useful to Linux newbies building ...

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