Category: Security

Keeping safe

The Ultimate Guide to Secure, Harden and Improve Performance of Nginx Web Server

Based on the wonderful things you have heard about Nginx, perhaps you decided to give it a try. You may have liked it so much that are considering replacing your Apache installations with Nginx...

How to Block SSH and FTP Access to Specific IP and Network Range in Linux

Typically we all use SSH and FTP services often to access the remote servers and virtual private servers. As a Linux administrator, you must aware about how to block SSH and FTP access to...

What is WordPress XML-RPC and How To Stop an Attack

The XML-RPC implementation in WordPress allows external services and desktop clients to interact with WordPress. In this article I’ll take a look at what XML-RPC is, how it works and what the future holds once the WordPress API becomes a part of core.

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How to remove the security hole in WordPress comment HTML

Before reading further, you should read my earlier post, Your WordPress site comments are giving information to hackers, since this post provides a neater solution to the problem described in… More »

RHCSA Series: Mandatory Access Control Essentials with SELinux in RHEL 7 – Part 13

During this series we have explored in detail at least two access control methods: standard ugo/rwx permissions (Manage Users and Groups – Part 3) and access control lists (Configure ACL’s on File Systems –...

Your WordPress site comments are giving information to hackers

Something I recently discovered: if you run a WordPress site and make a comment on a post yourself while logged in, information relating to your username is added to the… More »

RHCSA Series: Installing, Configuring and Securing a Web and FTP Server – Part 9

A web server (also known as a HTTP server) is a service that handles content (most commonly web pages, but other types of documents as well) over to a client in a network. A...

7 Tools to Encrypt/Decrypt and Password Protect Files in Linux

Encryption is the process of encoding files in such a way that only those who are authorized can access it. Mankind is using encryption from ages even when computers were not in existence. During...

Single User Mode: Resetting/Recovering Forgotten Root User Account Password in RHEL/CentOS 7

Have you ever encountered a situation when you missed your user account password on a Linux System? And the situation can be worse if you forgot the root password. You cannot perform any system...

Password-protecting an entire WordPress site

It’s quite a common scenario – you’ve developed a great WordPress site, and you need to show it to your client, but you don’t want the rest of the world… More »

How to Lockdown Your WP Admin Login

Right now, there might be someone trying to break into your WordPress site — and if you don’t do something about it, their success is virtually guaranteed.

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Beware of WordPress Community links

If you’re a blogger, particularly one who uses WordPress, you may well have received an email, or a contact form submission, with content very much like this: You have been… More »

Thinning out your online presence

This article is not WordPress or Mac related, but I think many readers will find it useful. Over the months and years you’ve probably signed up for a variety of… More »

Don’t be fooled by Pass4Sure

Today I received an enquiry sent via my contact page, offering me US$175 if I place some advertising on my site in a certain way. Here’s the full text of… More »