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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 […]

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) […]

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