Category: Security

Keeping safe

How to Add an Extra Layer of Security on PhpMyAdmin Login Interface

MySQL is the world’s most used open source database management system on the Linux ecosystem and at the same time Linux newbies find it difficult to manage from the MySQL prompt. PhpMyAdmin was created,...

CVE-2016-6309 – Patching NGINX for OpenSSL Security Issues

Security is of the utmost importance to us here at Kinsta. That is one reason why we recently launched two-factor authentication to secure your Kinsta accounts. …

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The Importance of WordPress Two-Factor Authentication

We take security very seriously here at Kinsta and that’s why we offer two-factor authentication for all of our WordPress hosting clients. Nothing could be worse than someone …

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In-Depth HTTP to HTTPS Migration Guide for WordPress

As of July 24th, 2018, Google Chrome is now be marking all non-HTTPS sites as “Not Secure.” Regardless of whether they collect data or not. This is why …

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How to Setup HTTPS (SSL Certificates) to Secure PhpMyAdmin Login

To introduce this tip, let’s sniff the HTTP traffic between a client machine and the Debian 8 server where we have made the innocent mistake to login using the database root user’s credentials in...

How to Change and Secure Default PhpMyAdmin Login URL

By default, the login page of phpmyadmin is located at http://<ip address>/phpmyadmin. The first thing that you will want to do is changing that URL. This will not necessarily stop attackers from targeting your...

Speed up your browsing with help from your hosts file

Web pages these days are so full of advertisements, trackers, counters, hidden pixels, it’s a wonder they load at all. And who knows what information you’re revealing about your browsing… More »

Implementing Mandatory Access Control with SELinux or AppArmor in Linux

To overcome the limitations of and to increase the security mechanisms provided by standard ugo/rwx permissions and access control lists, the United States National Security Agency (NSA) devised a flexible Mandatory Access Control (MAC)...

How to Scan for Rootkits, backdoors and Exploits Using ‘Rootkit Hunter’ in Linux

Guys, if you are a regular reader of tecmint.com you will notice that this is our third article on security tools. In our previous two articles we have given you all the guidance in...

The Mega Guide to Hardening and Securing CentOS 7 – Part 2

Continuing the previous tutorial on how to secure CentOS 7, in this article we’ll discuss other security tips that will be presented on the below checklist. Requirements The Mega Guide To Harden and Secure...