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…

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Fedora 17)

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Fedora 17)

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…

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Ubuntu 12.10

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Ubuntu 12.10

This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for
virus scanning on an Ubuntu 12.10 system. In the end, whenever a file
gets uploaded through PureFTPd, Cla…

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Ubuntu 12.10)

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Ubuntu 12.10)

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 …

Blocking Facebook Web Trackers At The Firewall For Extra Privacy

Blocking Facebook Web Trackers At The Firewall For Extra Privacy
If you’ve spent any time examining the network traffic to and from your web browser, you will notice the prolific number of trackers embedded in the pages. There are some add-ons to the w…

Study: Google Play Apps Go Beyond Need-to-Know

An analysis of more than 400,000 apps in the Google Play store has revealed that more than 100,000 of them pose a potential security risk to their users. The analysis of the Android apps released last week by cyber security vendor Bit9 examined the security permissions requested by the programs.

How To Secure Apache2 With LinOTP

How To Secure Apache2 With LinOTP

This Howto describes the way to set up two factor authentication with one time passwords
for Apache2.
We assume, that you have already set up your LinOTP server.
You can download Debian and Ubuntu packages or you c…

How To Set Up OpenVPN To Authenticate With LinOTP

How To Set Up OpenVPN To Authenticate With LinOTP
This howto will show you the way to set up OpenVPN to authenticate users
against the LinOTP authentication backend. Thus you can bring up your
VPN using two factor authentication with different kind …

How To Set Up An IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) On Fedora 17

How To Set Up An IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) On Fedora 17

Vuurmuur is a
linux firewall manager. It takes a human readable rule syntax and turns
it into the proper iptables commands. It supports logviewing, traffic
shaping, connection killing…

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On OpenSUSE 12.2

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On OpenSUSE 12.2

This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot
with Apache2 on an OpenSUSE 12.2 system. With mod_chroot, you can run
Apache2 in a secure chroot environment and make your server less
vulnerable to br…

Adding Two-Factor Authentication To OpenVPN AS With The WiKID Strong Authentication Server

Adding Two-Factor Authentication To OpenVPN AS With The WiKID Strong Authentication Server
Pairing WiKID with two-factor authentication and OpenVPN AS is a
great cost-effective solution to secure your network for minimal
expense. I downloaded the RPM…

Managing Multiple MySQL Servers From One phpMyAdmin Installation (Using SSL Encryption)

Managing Multiple MySQL Servers From One phpMyAdmin Installation (Using SSL Encryption)

This tutorial explains how you can manage multiple MySQL servers from one phpMyAdmin
installation. For security reasons, communication between phpMyAdmin
and any…

Using Fail2ban To Block Wrong ISPConfig Logins

Using Fail2ban To Block Wrong ISPConfig Logins
In this tutorial, we’ll write an ISPConfig plugin to log failed logins to syslog, filter those entries using rsyslogd and add a fail2ban rule to block malicious users’ IPs.

WordPress 3.4.2 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.4.2, now available for download, is a maintenance and security release for all previous versions. After nearly 15 million downloads since 3.4 was released not three months ago, we’ve identified and fixed a number of nagging bugs, including: Fix some issues with older browsers in the administration area. Fix an issue where a theme [...]

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On Debian Squeeze

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On Debian Squeeze

This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot
with Apache2 on a Debian Squeeze system. With mod_chroot, you can run
Apache2 in a secure chroot environment and make your server less
vulnerable to b…

nginx: How To Block Exploits, SQL Injections, File Injections, Spam, User Agents, Etc.

nginx: How To Block Exploits, SQL Injections, File Injections, Spam, User Agents, Etc.

This short article explains how you can block the most common
exploits, SQL injections, file injections, spam and user agents used by
hackers and bandwidth hogger…

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Ubuntu 12.04

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Ubuntu 12.04

This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for
virus scanning on an Ubuntu 12.04 system. In the end, whenever a file
gets uploaded through PureFTPd, Clam…

Configure An Email Gateway With Scrollout F1 Anti-Spam & DLP

Configure An Email Gateway With Scrollout F1 Anti-Spam & DLP

An email gateway (a.k.a. firewall) is a machine (physical or virtual)
installed between Internet and the email server. Its primary role is to
protect the email server by filtering inc…