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DigitalOcean Customer Billing Data Exposed in Security Breach

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: April 28, 2021 @ 5:46 pm, by raindog308

DigitalOcean (DOCN) acknowledged today that it has informed some customers that DO had “confirmed an unauthorized exposure of details associated with the billing profile on your DigitalOcean account.” DO has since fixed the security flaw that lead to this unauthorized access, which happened between April 9 and April 22.  A copy of the email to […]

Huge sudo Security Issue – Update Your Systems Now!

Tags: , Date/Time: January 27, 2021 @ 12:37 am, by raindog308

News broke today of a new security vulnerability in sudo, a widely used Linux/BSD/Unix utility that allows regular users to execute commands with elevated privileges. Typically, a user may need elevated (root) privileges to perform some command on the system, so the system administrator configures sudo to allow that user the ability to run one […]

LowEndProtection: Homemade Raspberry Pi Security Cloud Camera Setup

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: November 14, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

If you are looking to setup some professional security cameras in your home and put the content in the cloud for remote storage/access, I would recommend looking at the wide range of solutions in the marketplace that are designed to satisfy this need. However, if like me you have a few Raspberry Pis sitting around […]

Increasing Security on Your Linux VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 28, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by Jon Biloh

The internet is the source of income for millions of people, and it could be considered one of the best creations of technology. However, with time, the internet has become vulnerable to security threats. Thus, your Linux VPS is also susceptible to these risks, as it is hosted on the internet. Your VPS can contain […]

Improved Server Security By Closing Ports With nmap Monitoring

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: June 7, 2020 @ 4:48 am, by raindog308

A cardinal rule of security is to avoid running services you don’t need.  A logical extension of that rule is to not expose ports to the public Internet unnecessarily. You may have a very good reason to run MySQL, however you may not need to expose MySQL to the public Internet.  If you have a […]

[SECURITY VULNERABILITY] Apache HTTP 2.4.17 to 2.4.38 Local Root Exploit

Apache has recently made an announcement, revealing a major security vulnerability/exploit where servers running in Apache HTTP Server 2.4 releases 2.4.17 to 2.4.38, with MPM event, worker or prefork, code executing in less-privileged child processes or threads (including scripts executed by an in-process scripting interpreter) could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the parent […]

Hardening the Security on your New Virtual Private Server

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 1, 2016 @ 7:50 am, by Jon Biloh

Hardening the security on your VPS should be one of the first tasks you perform when buying a new VPS. As a result, we’ve provided several tips that will help you increase the security on your VPS. When you buy a VPS, your provider will likely send you a default root password for your server. […]

How to Harden the Security of MySQL on your VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: October 22, 2016 @ 8:29 am, by Jon Biloh

Security is a critical component of any database application. Did you know that a default MySQL installation can leave your database vulnerable to cyber threats? There several different implementations of the SQL database available on Linux and UNIX systems. MySQL and MariaDB are the most popular options for deploying relational databases in server environments. In […]

How to Configure Ubuntu VPS for Automatic Security Updates

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: February 27, 2016 @ 6:56 pm, by Jarland Donnell

Security risks are discovered each and every day. How can you know that your VPS is protected against the latest threats? One of the best methods of keeping your server safe is to implement automatic updates within Ubuntu. At first glance, this could seem like a difficult task. If you have several virtual private servers […]

Server Security: How to Install Sudo and Configure SSH Server

Tags: Date/Time: June 29, 2013 @ 11:25 am, by Maarten Kossen

One of the most important aspects of running a server is a good security policy. It is also one of the things that comes last, usually. But if you don’t pay attention to it up front, it’s going to cost you in the long run in case you are breached. This tutorial is one in […]

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