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Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 02-07-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By brianoz
To expand on this rather succinct denigration of...

To expand on this rather succinct denigration of the iThemes Security plugin (and similar solutions), the whole point here is to reduce server load. Once we get to a plugin like iThemes Security (or...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 02-04-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By brianoz
A lot can be done by using a faster stack, and...

A lot can be done by using a faster stack, and that reduces your server need (even in the cloud) and flattens peaks. You can get a 10x performance improvement from a better stack - nginx, MariaDB or...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 02-04-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By brianoz
Cloudlinux - you can set the limits very high,...

Cloudlinux - you can set the limits very high, but it still protects you from peaks and other security issues.

ModSecurity rules are critical - especially for WordPress and Joomla brute force...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 02-04-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By brianoz
Extremely nice quizknows, thanks. FWIW, I...

Extremely nice quizknows, thanks.

FWIW, I did some checks on servers recently and from 8% - 15% of hits were WP brute force hits, prior to putting in the previous set of rules that has been...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-20-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By brianoz
Can't argue with that! Do you block SES as...

Can't argue with that!

Do you block SES as well? That would seem a little unfair as they are pretty careful about spam - or at least I thought they were?

It's disappointing that these aren't...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-20-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By brianoz
Easy. Use sendgrid, mandrill or one of the other...

Easy. Use sendgrid, mandrill or one of the other transactional mail sending plugins/systems. Also AWS's SES would work.

These all setup as standard outgoing SMTP servers so setup is usually...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-12-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By brianoz
I think you mean tmpwatch - logrotate is just for...

I think you mean tmpwatch - logrotate is just for rotating logfiles.

I'd also run a cronjob every hour to remove those ImageMagick files if they're older than a few hours. That way you keep...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-10-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By brianoz
100s of servers?? It doesn't really "work"...

100s of servers?? It doesn't really "work" anywhere, because it's a terrible solution. Of course, it will stop a lot of spam, but it will break a lot more websites.

If, perhaps, you're turning it...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-09-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By brianoz
Quality specialist hard to find: agreed ...

Quality specialist hard to find: agreed

Ksplice: disagree, the automated rebootless install is quite valuable unless you have a large enough team to go around running "yum update kernel; shutdown...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-09-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By brianoz
If you're looking to secure your cPanel server...

If you're looking to secure your cPanel server it's smartest to hire one of the well known server hardening companies. I use ConfigServer but there are others that are also good.

Even if you only...
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Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-09-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By brianoz
It's quite understandable that they don't want to...

It's quite understandable that they don't want to show you every single step, however, they do provide you with a very detailed breakdown of what they've installed and changed after it's done.
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Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-09-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By brianoz
I guess that's exactly the point - while all...

I guess that's exactly the point - while all these problems (symlink hack etc) were solved years ago, naive hosters don't know about the fixes and don't implement them.

While the host may deny it,...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-09-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By brianoz
"Give it a try"?? Seriously, best not to answer...

"Give it a try"?? Seriously, best not to answer if you can't write an answer that contributes at least something!!

Newer versions of WHM have the ability to set DNS zone TTLs en-masse to a low...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-09-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By brianoz
Seriously, hire a good sysadmin for 2 hours and...

Seriously, hire a good sysadmin for 2 hours and get your server reviewed. There are so many things to check that you'll waste both your own and our time if you try and solve it here.
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-09-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By brianoz
If you use logrotate it will compress (gzip) them...

If you use logrotate it will compress (gzip) them and keep an auto-rotated history.
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