All posts by News Monkey

Languages and Hybrid Design

Here’s a new one for the debate regarding semantic tableless CSS-based design versus old-fashioned tables-for-everything HTML. Let’s say you design a great site with floated DIVs, negative margins, semantic tags,… More »

Flashing Once Again

A project has come around that’s finally got me working in Flash (a web animation software package, for those that don’t know) again – which is nice. What with the… More »

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Linux / Unix Command Library: ps and kill – The Arnold Schwarzenegger equivalent

Even on Linux it sometimes happens that processes wear out their welcome and stick around longer than you would like them to. They simply ignore your request to close up and go away. Fortunately you

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APF firewall. Daily automated email showing firewall status

Charles Sweeney writes : This is how to get your server to send you a daily email showing the status of your APF firewall. In other words, letting you know if it’s running or not!

IE7 Non-Standard Event Handlers

Recently I had a problem where, when using IE7 (a rare occurrence and only ever for testing purposes) an XHTML ‘SELECT’ element would not open properly. On first click it… More »

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Linux: hot to get more info on your CPU

If you need more info on your CPU performance just simply run this shell command: cat /proc/cpuinfo

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10 Tips for making cPanel / WHM servers more secure

Please note that these tips are suggestions only and cPanel takes no responsibility for modifications to individual servers, or the security practices of individual servers. Server security is a collection of compromises, as any server

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Are You A Closet FrontPage User?

By Mark Daoust : In webmaster circles, fessing up to being a FrontPage user is akin to inviting your mother as your date to your senior prom: you just don’t do it. In fact, admitting

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HostGator: cPanel Security Hole Exploited in Mass Hack

HostGator says hackers compromised its servers using a previously unknown security hole in cPanel, the control panel software that is widely used by hosting providers. "I can tell you with all accuracy that this is

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OSCommerce Security Upgrades

An update to the osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 version has been released that addresses security related issues and bug reports that exist in the released version.

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This is a list of insecure Joomla modules , please delete or upgrade

This is a list of 3rd party Joomla components with known vulnerabilities that will allow hackers access to your site. If you are using any of the following compnents please upgrade or remove the component

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Securing your Joomla Website

In addition to understanding the threats, and implementing general defensive strategies, it is important to know more specific details about security in Joomla, as well some specific examples of how to implement security strategies.

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Enable html files in Apache to process SSI directive

What is SSI ? SSI (Server Side Includes) are directives that are placed in HTML pages, and evaluated on the server while the pages are being served. They let you add dynamically generated content to

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How can i view maillog for one domain in Linux ?

SSH into root and type : cat /var/log/exim_mainlog | grep “domain.com” > logfile.txt this should create a file called logfile.txt with the desired mail log for domain.com

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Syctl.conf Hardening

The purpose of syctl hardening is to help prevent spoofing and dos attacks. This short guide will show what I have found to be a good configuration for the sysctl.conf configuration file. The most important

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Modify the Joomla 1.0.8 htaccess

As some of you might have noticed , after the recent Fantastico upgrade for Joomla to 1.0.8 , netenberg have choosen to install a default .htaccess file which forces you to either run “AllowOverride All ” in

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UNIX vs. Windows- What server operating system should you use for your web host

So you’ve decided to create a website? The most obvious thing that you need is of course web hosting. Among other things, like cost and features, you’ll need to decide which server you’ll need: Windows

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Disable Smart Errors

Cpanel is not terribly intelligent about interpreting SMART errors or how it runs the SMART monitoring or analysis scripts. As a result is is pretty common to receive Cpanel SMART alerts which are bogus. Disable

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Install APF Firewall on a cPanel sever

To install APF firewall login to your server as root and follow this tutorial

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Security Guide for cPanel servers

You must keep your box secure at all times, getting compromized could lead to dataloss, which means you loose clients which isnt a very good way to run your buisness. You dont have to be