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STU Telecom is Launching an IP Reputation Service

Stuart Elvish from STU Telecom reached out to us to tell us a little about a new IP reputation service they’re rolling out.  They submitted a nice writeup and invitation to LEB members to try out the service.  If you’re interested in checking the reputation of IPs to see if any nefarious activities are originating […]

Patch Your Exim Installs: “21 Nails” Vulnerability

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: May 5, 2021 @ 11:00 pm, by raindog308

Thanks to LowEndTalk administrator emeritus @jar for alerting the community to a range of exim vulnerabilities published by Qualys.  There is a family of both local and remote vulnerabilities. tl;dr: patch your exim installs.  4.94.2 is the minimum you should be running.  Not all distros don’t updates available yet.

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 […]

A Group of Friends Making One of the World’s Most Popular Panels: Interview with DirectAdmin’s Co-Owner, Martynas Bendorius

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 28, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Our interview series has featured some of the true titans of the hosting industry.  We’re very excited to interview Martynas Bendorius, one of the owners of DirectAdmin.  As one of the most popular and respected hosting panels, DirectAdmin has been in the game for 20 years, which is like multiple lifetimes in the software or […]

Automating mysql_secure_installation in MariaDB Setup

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: April 27, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Lots of people want to automate their system setup, and this is frequently done by either using the provider’s new VM hooks to run a script at setup time or later using something like Ansible. If you are trying to automate MariaDB/MySQL installations, it’s easy enough to install MariaDB (e.g., apt-get -y mariadb-server) but you […]

Running Your Own OpenVPN VPN Server

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 14, 2021 @ 6:42 am, by raindog308

Setting up your own OpenVPN VPN on both server and client is very easy to do.  In this tutorial, we’ll walk through setting up an OpenVPN server on a VPS you own, and then configuring Windows and macOS to connect to it. I’ll be using a Debian 10 VPS on Linode (1GB Nanode to be […]

Vulnerability in Debian 10 SolusVM Templates – You Need to Take Action

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 3, 2021 @ 4:51 pm, by raindog308

SolusVM is a popular virtualization management solution used by many VPS providers.  It’s a familiar control panel for end users, who use it to setup their VPSes.  Most providers offer templates, which are pre-configured Linux systems based on the most common distros – CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, etc. These templates are provided by SolusVM.  Unfortunately, […]

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 […]

How to Keep Your WordPress Site Secure

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: December 9, 2020 @ 7:27 am, by Jon Biloh

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd – LowEndBox appreciates your contribution as always! Be sure to check out RackNerd’s latest LowEndBox specials if you are looking for a KVM VPS. If you host your website on WordPress and are looking to tighten the security, then you’ve stumbled across the perfect article! […]

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 […]

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