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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 […]

Shields Up! Protecting Your WordPress Site with Wordfence

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: October 3, 2020 @ 7:42 am, by raindog308

Server and application security are important factors to consider when running a website — especially a website based on WordPress. This easy to use guide will help take you through the steps of ensuring that your WordPress based blog is running as securely as possible thanks to Wordfence (and easy to use plugin that goes […]

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 […]

Generating and Using SSH Keys, Part 3

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 26, 2020 @ 6:02 am, by raindog308

In previous tutorials in this series, we went over generating SSH keys and how to use them.  We’ll wrap up the series by showing you how to turn off password authentication on your server. Why Configure for SSH Key Authentication Only As mentioned in Part 1, SSH key authentication requires both “something you know” (the […]

Generating and Using SSH Keys, Part 2

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 19, 2020 @ 5:00 am, by raindog308

In the previous tutorial, we showed you how to generate an SSH key pair.  In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use it to login. Assumptions In this tutorial: Your ssh key file is called “my-ssh-key”. The server is “myserver.example.com” and your user account there is “example”. SSH is running on port 22, the […]

Using Google Authenticator for SSH and Console Connections to Your VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 22, 2020 @ 4:52 am, by raindog308

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to setup your VPS to use two-factor authentication for both normal SSH connections and console logins with Google Authenticator. What is Two-Factor Authentication? “One factor” authentication is either “something you know” or “something you have”. For example, logging in with a password is “something you know” […]

Catching Intruders With a Trip Wire: The AIDE Package

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 20, 2020 @ 9:55 am, by raindog308

Your Linux VPS lives in a hostile, dangerous world: the Internet.  Left unsecured, your system is vulnerable to compromise, which can result in lost data, incurred charges, and general unpleasantness.  You should take every precaution to secure your system, but…how will you know if someone slips through?  Blissful ignorance is dangerous. Intrusion detection systems (IDS) […]

Protect Your VPS With an Electronic Pitbull: Active Firewalls

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: August 1, 2020 @ 9:53 am, by raindog308

A firewall is a security tool that blocks network traffic, with many different configuration options.  For example, you could configure your firewall to block all traffic except attempts to connect to port 80 and 443 (for a web server) as well as your ssh port.  This is an example of the best practice of “blocking […]

Community News: WireGuard-install released for easy VPN setup and configuration

In May we asked our readers and community members to submit note worthy news that can be featured on LowEndBox. We got tons of feedback and we’re excited to start sharing all the news over the next couple months (and hopefully longer). Today we are thrilled to be able to share our first community news […]

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 […]

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