Security

Installeer vsftpd met pam_pwdfile.so

Over hoe VSFTP moet worden geinstalleerd is veel te vinden op internet. Echter in combinatie met  pam_pwdfile authenticatie niet. In deze tutorial ga ik VSFTP installeren door middel van Pam_pwdfile authenticatie. Dit laatste betekend dat ik ‘virtuele’ gebruikers ga aanmaken die kunnen inloggen. Het voordeel hiervan is dat deze gebruikers geen SSH of andere toegang …

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Nmap

Top 30 Nmap Command voorbeelden Nmap is short for Network Mapper. It is an open source security tool for network exploration, security scanning and auditing. However, nmap command comes with lots of options that can make the utility more robust and difficult to follow for new users.

How to disable Apache 2 version reporting to improve security

Debian GNU / Linux’s Apache default behavior is to report Apache server name, version and Linux distribution version and codename. This is shown as a minor security leak in many Security Scanner (audit) software like Nessus. It reveals a vital information which could help malicious attacker later to use exploit if the version number in question …

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Linux Check Password Strength With Cracklib-check Command

Using the same password on different servers allows attackers to access your accounts if cracker manage to steal your password from a less secure server. This is true for online website accounts too. So solution is to create unique passwords for server accounts like your email, sftp and ssh accounts. General guideline to create a …

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PHP handlers DSO vs. CGI vs. suPHP vs. FastCGI

This is one of the most common topics that I see customers will ask about. As highly important as PHP handlers are, they often the least understood. They seem complicated, but its not too hard to understand. You don’t have to know that exact science of how it all works, but one should learn the …

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installing Nginx with php fast-cgi on Ubuntu

Nginx is an awesome webserver and reverse proxy that is feature rich and super fast. Perwiki.nginx.org here is the description of the server: ———————————————————————————————————- Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Igor Sysoev started development of Nginx in 2002, with the first public release in 2004. Nginx …

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