Category Archives: Security

Kill The POODLE – SSL v3 Has Got To Go ASAP!

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No no no, we’re not advocating animal cruelty, but this is definitely an urgent read! It has been quite the year for major vulnerabilities, and researchers at Google have posted details of yet another! A nasty little bug they’ve named POODLE, with a potentially devastating bite. It is vulnerability in SSL 3.0, which allows malicious… Read More

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OpenSSH Security Best Practices

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Secure Shell (SSH) provides us with command interface for secure data communication. Effectively, it allows you to remotely manage your server as if you were standing right in front of the physical machine. We use SSH because of the additional layers of protection and encryption it adds when transmitting data over the internet. While SSH… Read More

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Security, Security, Security

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With the growth of the internet also came the growth of hacking. It has increased so much so that according to Zone-H there are over 2,500 recorded hacks each day. Some people may be surprised by this figure, others wont be. In my opinion that is not the surprising fact, the shocking fact is that… Read More

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Basic SSH Security

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There are a few ways to sort server security, but one of the major ways to harden your server is to secure SSH. On a default machine you login as root directly, on the default port. This means you are susceptible to brute force and all other sorts of attacks. What I am going to… Read More

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Passwords

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A common problem for many people is remembering their passwords and at the same time making it cryptic enough. I thought I would share my password “remembering” techniques with you, which will help you keep things secure. There are three main methods you can use and I will describe that below. Rhythm/Pattern Now it may… Read More

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Simple Server Security

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I am sure many of you will be thinking that it is our job to secure your servers and you are right, but much of this you need to know and it will do no harm in you knowing. So if you don’t feel like you can do anything here, just open a ticket and… Read More

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