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…

Creating Encrypted FTP Backups With duplicity And duply On Debian Squeeze

Creating Encrypted FTP Backups With duplicity And duply On Debian Squeeze

When you rent a dedicated server nowadays, almost all providers give
you FTP backup space for your server on one of the provider’s backup
systems. This tutorial shows how you …

WordPress 3.4.1 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.4.1 is now available for download. WordPress 3.4 has been a very smooth release, and copies are flying off the shelf — 3 million downloads in two weeks! This maintenance release addresses 18 bugs with version 3.4, including: Fixes an issue where a theme’s page templates were sometimes not detected. Addresses problems with some category permalink [...]

ProFTPd: Enabling/Disabling TLS Based On User Or Group

ProFTPd: Enabling/Disabling TLS Based On User Or Group

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. While…

Install Scrollout F1 Anti-Spam Firewall On Ubuntu In 30 Minutes

Install Scrollout F1 Anti-Spam Firewall On Ubuntu In 30 Minutes
Scrollout F1 is a free anti-spam and anti-virus email firewall
(gateway) for multiple domains and email servers. This document
describes how
to install Scrollout F1 from scratch, on…

Install Scrollout F1 Anti-Spam Firewall on Ubuntu or Debian in 30 minutes

Scrollout F1 is a free anti-spam and anti-virus email firewall (gateway) for multiple domains and email servers. This document describes how
to install Scrollout F1 from scratch, on a fresh Ubuntu Server or Debian.

The installation is easy.
Even …

How To Configure Apache To Use Radius For Two-Factor Authentication On Ubuntu 12.04

How To Configure Apache To Use Radius For Two-Factor Authentication On Ubuntu 12.04

This document describes how to add WiKID two-factor authentication to Apache 2.2.22 using mod_auth_radius on Ubuntu 12.04. It is also recommended that you consider usi…

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10)

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10)

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 …

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Debian Squeeze

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Debian Squeeze

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

AVG Antivirus For Linux/FreeBSD Plus Qmail Mail Server

AVG Antivirus For Linux/FreeBSD Plus Qmail Mail Server
This document describes how to deploy AVG Antivirus for Linux/FreeBSD to the Qmail mail server.
It is usable for AVG version 8.5, 10 and 2012.

Remotely Unlock Fully Encrypted Debian Squeeze

Remotely Unlock Fully Encrypted Debian Squeeze
In the past I have written several howtos for remotely unlocking
fully encrypted Debian installations. With the advent of Debian Squeeze,
the developers have integrated a simple way to do so. Most stuff…

Configuring DNSSEC On BIND9 (9.7.3) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

Configuring DNSSEC On BIND9 (9.7.3) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

This guide explains how you can configure DNSSEC on BIND9 (version
9.7.3 that comes with Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10) on Debian Squeeze and
Ubuntu 11.10. It covers how to enable DNSS…

Linux: 20 Iptables Examples For New SysAdmins

Linux comes with a host based firewall called Netfilter. According to the official project site: netfilter is a set of…

Help for osCommerce administrators

osCommerce systems are currently being targeted by a mass hacking attack – online shop administrators need to act immediately. This…