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Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 03-06-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By brianoz
Information doesn't "travel through" anything...

Information doesn't "travel through" anything other than the wires between the PC and the server, that terminology doesn't help at all and isn't representative.

The password is looked up in a...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 03-06-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By brianoz
Sounds like what you know is that you didn't have...

Sounds like what you know is that you didn't have WordPress secured. This can come from a poor host, or insecure software on your site or both combined. We have many WordPress sites and it's very...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 02-03-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By brianoz
In the absence of a re-release from Centos...

In the absence of a re-release from Centos containing a smarter syslog, using OS file permissions to restrict postings kind of *is* the best available OS level solution, isn't it?

Unless there's...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-06-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By brianoz
Buying the largest server you have is a fraud...

Buying the largest server you have is a fraud strategy. All they want is 48-72 hours to run spam as hard as they can, they know you will terminate them, but they're just trying to get a few extra...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 01-06-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By brianoz
As stated above, ASL no longer distribute a free...

As stated above, ASL no longer distribute a free version of their rules.
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 12-03-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By brianoz
A number of providers already have a "failover"...

A number of providers already have a "failover" concept - Amazon Route53 has it and at least a few of the others (not sure which ones).

The only other problem with complex conditionals is that DNS...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 12-01-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By brianoz
Wrong, sorry; adding an IP to the CSF allow list...

Wrong, sorry; adding an IP to the CSF allow list via "csf -a IP" will give that IP access to all ports on the server. I don't know how else to say this other than saying it definitely works.

Your...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-20-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By brianoz
Yes - also highly recommend block outgoing. You...

Yes - also highly recommend block outgoing. You can specifically enable those ports you want to allow out. A block on outgoing prevents a lot of exploits from working, as when they try to "dial...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-20-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,254
Posted By brianoz
Indeed; I was trying to work out why we were even...

Indeed; I was trying to work out why we were even discussing how to defend against SYN attacks when the tcp_syncookies setting is an almost complete defence. (Haven't had enough sleep; am I missing...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-20-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By brianoz
Rack911 are excellent. Configserver also...

Rack911 are excellent.

Configserver also harden servers.

I'd also look at the paid WAF ruleset provided by ASL.
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Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-18-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By brianoz
Thanks; armed with the URL it's pretty clear it's...

Thanks; armed with the URL it's pretty clear it's not a subdomain.

Could well be a DB injection - there's no possible way to know without looking. These things vary a lot though DB injection is...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-14-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By brianoz
Completely understandable, sorry, I was pretty...

Completely understandable, sorry, I was pretty vague.

What I mean is, if your domain is abcdomain.com, if the URL was nastyporn.abcdomain.com, it's "under" your domain. I should have called it a...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-12-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By brianoz
Next time someone is forwarded to a porn site,...

Next time someone is forwarded to a porn site, could you get them to take a screenshot? What this will tell you is the actual URL they are viewing - from that you can work out whether it actually is...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-09-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By brianoz
A valid libkeyutils file should be approx 6k or...

A valid libkeyutils file should be approx 6k or 9k. If it's 32k it's likely you have been rooted.
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-04-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,235
Posted By brianoz
Lots of sites don't work on 5.3 later, or 5.4. ...

Lots of sites don't work on 5.3 later, or 5.4. So you'll find a lot of hosts running 5.3 at the moment. Unfortunately the PHP team tends to break things more than they should in my (largely...
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