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Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-20-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By brianoz
Thanks for the comprehensive and detailed review;...

Thanks for the comprehensive and detailed review; they're actually a kind of secret sauce if you want to reduce hacking for your user sites!
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-09-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By brianoz
The biggest effect on your server here is going...

The biggest effect on your server here is going to be the load from logging these!
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-09-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By brianoz
The important thing here is to understand that...

The important thing here is to understand that once you have entered a Basic Auth password it is cached by the browser until ALL BROWSER WINDOWS are closed.

You may be able to implement a logout,...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 11-02-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By brianoz
Using Basic Auth to protect the admin folder is...

Using Basic Auth to protect the admin folder is an alternative/complimentary technique that works really well - it will drop the load and I've heard of a lot of people having great success with it. ...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 10-28-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By brianoz
How can wanting to verify your existence in a...

How can wanting to verify your existence in a phone directory make it *less* secure? Like, in what scenario could this be actually exploited? Bearing in mind that they will check multiple sources...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 10-28-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By brianoz
As bear says above, blocking countries can add a...

As bear says above, blocking countries can add a lot of load in iptables processing so has generally been felt to not be a good idea up to this point.

However, with later versions of Centos,...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 07-30-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By brianoz
Is this shared hosting? Or a smaller number of...

Is this shared hosting? Or a smaller number of sites?
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 06-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,348
Posted By brianoz
You may think that, but you'd think differently...

You may think that, but you'd think differently if your server was hacked and used for DDOS. The inconvenience of chasing up a password is about one hundredth of the inconvenience (and cost) of...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 06-25-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By brianoz
That's actually a very good and neat idea for a...

That's actually a very good and neat idea for a short term fix, because it avoids the lengthy timeout when the nameserver can't be contacted (remember, the nameserver used is chosen randomly, so some...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 06-25-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,112
Posted By brianoz
I guess it's down to the CSF forums being one...

I guess it's down to the CSF forums being one person, compared to thousands of admins on WHT ... one person has only so much time, being human ...
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Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 06-25-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By brianoz
Mobile devices would only be vulnerable to...

Mobile devices would only be vulnerable to Heartbleed if they run a webserver.

Curious, have any datacentres blocked this at a firewall level?

As the dust has settled, it turns out that for...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 06-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,112
Posted By brianoz
At a guess I'd think this could work; the only...

At a guess I'd think this could work; the only way to know for sure is to test it.

Would be most grateful, if you do test it, if you could let us know the result here.
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 06-22-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By brianoz
This is the nicest solution I've seen so far. To...

This is the nicest solution I've seen so far. To take it a little further, do you have a solution that limits all outgoing email to be from domains listed in /etc/localdomains?
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 06-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By brianoz
While this is a good point, the host also isn't...

While this is a good point, the host also isn't directly responsible for out of date scripts - they simply can't be, unless you are willing to pay thousands per year for server admin; the time...
Forum: Hosting Security and Technology 06-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,629
Posted By brianoz
This is another Basic Auth protection script. ...

This is another Basic Auth protection script.

Basic Auth is actually a pretty good idea overall; the webserver looks up the password, so little exposure to PHP server load.

One important point...
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