Removing Signatures From Various Packages

Removing Signatures From Various Packages

This tutorial shows you how to remove the Debian signature/version info from packages such as Apache, Postfix or SSH. There are various reasons to remove the signature (and therefore hide
that you are u…

Gufw Firewall 13.10 Released With New Features, Refreshed Layout

Gufw, a firewall that uses UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) under the hood, has been updated recently, getting a new layout and some important new features.Ubuntu ships with UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall), a configuration tool for iptables, but it’s not enabled by default. Even though UFW does a great job, it’s a command line tool so to make [...]

How To Add WiKID Two-Factor Authentication To OpenVPN Community On Ubuntu 13.04

How To Add WiKID Two-Factor Authentication To OpenVPN Community On Ubuntu 13.04

These instructions describe setting up two-factor authentication with WiKID Strong Authentication,
which is a commercial/open source two-factor authentication system and…

WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening. The security fixes included: […]

Secure ISPConfig 3 And Services With GoDaddy Signed Certificate On CentOS

Secure ISPConfig 3 And Services With GoDaddy Signed Certificate On CentOS

Let’s set up a signed certificate from GoDaddy for the ISPConfig
control panel, Pure-FTPD, Postfix, Dovecot, phpMyAdmin, and
Squirrelmail. Don’t forget to replace pluto.exam…

Securing SSH On Ubuntu Precise With WiKID Two-Factor Authentication

Securing SSH On Ubuntu Precise With WiKID Two-Factor Authentication
SSH offers a highly secure channel for remote administration of
servers. However, if you face an audit for regulatory or business
requirements, such as Visa/Mastercard PCI, you need…

Install Linux Malware Detect (LMD) On CentOS

Install Linux Malware Detect (LMD) On CentOS
In this tutorial I will show you how to install and configure a
great malware detector software called LMD (Linux Malware Detect) in
your CentOS server.

Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Ubuntu 12.10

Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Ubuntu 12.10

FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data
are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication
can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article
explains…

Android: A Second Career in Security?

Many of us have a wealth of decommissioned corporate-provisioned mobile devices: We’ve bought them, handed them out, and seen them used successfully for years. Now they’re on their way to the great docking station in the sky. However, because these devices are already off the books adapting them for specific security functions can mean achieving certain goals practically for free.

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (OpenSUSE 12.3)

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (OpenSUSE 12.3)

EncFS
provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any
special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to
provide the filesystem interface. It is a pass-through…

How To Run LinOTP On OpenSuSE 12.3 With PostgreSQL

How To Run LinOTP On OpenSuSE 12.3 With PostgreSQL

This tutorial describes the installation of LinOTP on OpenSUSE 12.3 using PostgreSQL as a token database. LinOTP
is a two factor authentication solution with One Time Passwords. In the
following How…

How To Do Mass Enrolling Of Yubikey With LinOTP

How To Do Mass Enrolling Of Yubikey With LinOTP
When it comes to two factor authentication Yubikeys are very in
vogue. They are small, they have a very small footprint on your keychain
and are easy to handle as they need no driver and authentication…

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Fedora 18

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Fedora 18

This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for
virus scanning on a Fedora 18 system. In the end, whenever a file gets
uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV wil…

How To Configure PureFTPd To Accept TLS Sessions On Fedora 18

How To Configure PureFTPd To Accept TLS Sessions On Fedora 18

FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data
are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can
be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secur…

Oracle Releases Critical Security Update For Java 7 (7u13) and Java 6 (6u39), PPA Updated

Oracle has released updates for Java 7: 7u13 and Java 6: 6u39, which come with a Critical Patch Update for 50 new security issues, of which 49 could be used to execute code remotely, without authentication. The updates were scheduled for February 19th, but because of the vulnerabilities affecting Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in browsers, [...]

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Fedora 18)

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Fedora 18)

EncFS
provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any
special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to
provide the filesystem interface. It is a pass-through fil…

WordPress 3.5.1 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.5.1 is now available. Version 3.5.1 is the first maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 37 bugs. It is also a security release for all previous WordPress versions. For a full list of changes, consult the list of tickets and the changelog, which include: Editor: Prevent certain HTML elements from being unexpectedly removed or modified in rare […]

Oracle Releases Java 7 Update 11 (7u11) To Fix Critical Security Vulnerability, Ubuntu PPA Updated

Quick update: Oracle has released Java 7 update 11 which fixes a critical security vulnerability in update 10, so if you’re using our PPA, update to the latest JDK 7u11 as soon as possible.Also, with Oracle Java 7u11, the default security level for Java applets and web start applications has been increased form Medium to [...]

Installing Adito/OpenVPN-ALS On CentOS

Installing Adito/OpenVPN-ALS On CentOS

OpenVPN-ALS, formerly known as Adito, is not to be confused with OpenVPN. They both brilliant tools that work in completely different things, but in a similar way. Confused? Excellent… OpenVPN-ALS (from now on known as Adito, because I find it less
confusing) is a browser based SSL VPN that enables you to acess
resources on your own network, even if you are behind a restrictive
proxy and/or firewall.

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (OpenSUSE 12.2)

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (OpenSUSE 12.2)

EncFS
provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any
special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to
provide the filesystem interface. It is a pass-through…