A good server admin will be scrubbing her logs constantly. Whether you do this automatically or by hand, there is one thing that is a sure sign of malicious behavior: the ol’ “they forgot to delete that file” trick.
Intelligence Systems Framework and other keywords will become mainstream in the next six years. Too close to SkyNet? For me, it seems like a logical progression but I’m still a little wary of data being collected on anything and everything. This video is a short introduction to Intel’s take on the Internet of Things and […]
… And Doctor Who, Futurama, and more! Check out this fun tool next time you’re looking for some dummy content. Want an example?
Have you ever logged in to your WordPress dashboard and saw tens of thousands of spam comments in your queue? Ever wondered whose paying for all that traffic to come to your site? If you’re on a managed hosting setup, then the cost of serving your site to all this garbage traffic is most likely […]
Do you know why there are so many tutorials online about resetting the MySQL root password? Because so many people are doing it wrong. This is a down-and-dirty, super quick way to reset your root password for MySQL.
To piggy-back off of the third preventive control in increasing security against bad bots and spam, you can quickly block traffic with an iptables entry that utilizes ipset. If you’re not already using ipset, first see if you have ipset installed. `ipset list` If you have it installed then you wont see the “can’t find […]
DashingWP’s servers were under attack today from what appears to be a pretty nasty DDoS attack that originated in China, bounced off of Germany, and then hit really hard from the UK, Portugal, Minnesota (USA), New Jersey (USA), and parts of Utah (USA). In total, there were 26,491 IP addresses that were discovered to be […]
It’s been a while since the last update, but with a lot of people discussing problems they were having since updating to WP 3.8, an update to Easy Author Image was in order. As of right now, the plugin has been downloaded 6,445 times, and hopefully with this update, we’ll get up there to 10k […]
Periodically, log files should be scrubbed for bad bots and malicious IPs. Let’s do that.
If you’ve ever rebuilt a server that you have connected to in the past, chances are you’ve received an error when trying to ssh back into it for the first time since the rebuild. If you’re getting a screen that says “WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!”, the workaround is actually quite simple.