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Setup SSH Keys on Ubuntu 18.04

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 13, 2019 @ 1:43 pm, by Sean Richards

Who should read this? This tutorial is for novice to intermediate linux users who want to go beyond basic password security.  Security professionals recommend using ssh keys to make authentication into ssh sessions faster, easier and more secure.   As passwords become longer and more complex they become more difficult to use and manage. Key based […]

How to setup OpenVPN on your VPS: Ubuntu 18.04

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: April 25, 2019 @ 5:53 pm, by Sean Richards

Who should read this tutorial:   This tutorial is written for novice level Linux users and DevOps folks who need to add encryption to their internet traffic.  A virtual private network (an encrypted network over the public internet) to access specific networks or services from the outside is the way to go.   What are […]

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 […]

WHMCS Hacked, Client data leaked online

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 23, 2012 @ 6:55 pm, by Asim Zeeshan

WHMCS is a popular billing software used by most of the small to medium scale hosting companies. The intruder gained access to the servers using “social engineering attack”. There are approx half a million (500,000) user records with Credit Card info leaked online. “Following an initial investigation I can report that what occurred today was the […]