Category: Security

Keeping safe

How to Use Fail2ban to Secure Your Linux Server

Improving your server security should be one of your top priorities, when it comes to managing a linux server. By reviewing your server logs, you may often find different attempts for brute force login,...

Tomb – A File Encryption and Personal Backup Tool for Linux

Tomb is a free open source, small, powerful and simple tool for encrypting files on GNU/Linux. At the time of this writing, it comprises of a shell script (zsh) using generic filesystem GNU tools...

Are Dating Apps Killing Romance?

Swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe… This sums up dating apps today. Endless swiping leading to a few matches, then less matches you decide to have a meaningful conversation with and eventually one or two people you

WPScan – A Black Box WordPress Vulnerability Scanner

WordPress is all over the web; it’s the most popular and most used content management system (CMS) out there. Is your website or blog is powered by WordPress? Did you know that malicious hackers are

Install and Configure ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF) in Linux

If you look at IT-related job postings anywhere, you will notice a steady demand for security pros. This does not only mean that cybersecurity is an interesting field of study, but also a very...

Malware Analysis using Osquery | Part 2

In the first part of this series, we saw how you can use Osquery to analyze and extract valuable information about malware’s behavior. In that post, we followed the activity of the known Emotet loader,

Strengthening the weakest link in smart contract security — “onlyOwner”

Ethereum #buidlers have collectively deployed smart contracts worth millions of dollars over the past couple of years. Being one myself, I have been living with a realization of how overly dependent the entire blockchain ecosystem

Is WordPress Secure? Here’s What the Data Says

WordPress is, by far, the most popular way to build a website. That popularity has the unfortunate side effect of also making WordPress sites a juicy …

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InfoSec Career Paths vs Programming Skills — The Basics

Image from https://www.2-sec.com/2017/08/day-life-2-sec-penetration-tester/ I’ve recently was asked for a numerous time?—?“Is being a great developer vital when choosing information security as a professional career?”, so I decided to write a more in-depth answer to the

How to Fix Your Connection is Not Private Error in Chrome (16 Tips)

Kinsta works with thousands of different WordPress sites on a daily basis, so when it comes to different types of errors, we’ve pretty much seen it …

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Entering God Mode — The Kernel Space Mirroring Attack

How Alibaba are researching using the hardware features of ARM MMU to enable God Mode in Android 8 terminals Wang Yong, a.k.a. Thomas King, is a researcher from Alibaba Security’s Pandora Lab. The lab focuses

Universal Logon Framework: Another Blockchain Technology Disruption

The world as we see it today has no doubts become digitized. Nearly almost all transactions are carried out online. From booking an airplane ticket, international money transfers to ordering for foods and even booking

5 Tools to Scan a Linux Server for Malware and Rootkits

There are constant level of high attacks and port scans on Linux servers all the time, while a properly configured firewall and regular security system updates adds a extra layer to keep the system...

How to Set up Sucuri Firewall (WAF) on Your WordPress Site

Bot traffic is higher than it’s ever been. According to Distil Networks, in 2017, bad bots accounted for 21.8% of all website traffic, a 9.5% increase …

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Cryptmount – A Utility to Create Encrypted Filesystems in Linux

Cryptmount is a powerful utility which allows any user to access encrypted filesystems on-demand under GNU/Linux systems without requiring root privileges. It requires Linux 2.6 or higher. It handles both encrypted partitions as well...

How to Change FTP Port in Linux

FTP or File Transfer Protocol is one of the oldest network protocol used today as standard file transfers over computer networks. FTP protocol uses the standard port 21/TCP as command port. Although, there are...

How to Block Ping ICMP Requests to Linux Systems

Some system administrators often block ICMP messages to their servers in order to hide the Linux boxes to outside world on rough networks or to prevent some kind of IP flooding and denial of...

How to Check and Patch Meltdown CPU Vulnerability in Linux

Meltdown is a chip-level security vulnerability that breaks the most fundamental isolation between user programs and the operating system. It allows a program to access the operating system kernel’s and other programs’ private memory...

10 Best WordPress Security Plugins to Lock out the Bad Guys

Before we dive into some WordPress security plugins, let’s start with an example. Say you buy a new house. This exciting new investment requires a hefty …

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