How Secure is SSH - Really? image

Every day, millions of network administrators rely on the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol. SSH enables them to log in to servers remotely, tunnel into networking equipment and transfer files between different machines. For most of its life, SSH has been regarded as “impenetrable” by many security experts.… Read More

Using SSH to protect your server image

Server security should be a priority to anyone housing data on the web. Even if the information shared is meant to be public, the servers that store it should always be kept under tight lock and key. That’s because servers can be manipulated to perform many malicious… Read More

VENOM vulnerability image

There’s a new vulnerability creating a buzz in the IT industry – particularly with respect to virtual servers. It’s called the Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation, but you probably know it as VENOM. This vulnerability is exposing sensitive data and compromising shared computing resources by exploiting the weaknesses in the virtual… Read More

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Datacenters exist the entire world over. Finding someone to host your website, email, application or anything else should never be a problem. Choosing the right partner, though, can be tricky. When it comes to finding the right server, there’s a lot on the line. Every detail, no matter… Read More

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OSSEC is a popular host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS). One of the factors driving OSSEC’s popularity is that it is an open-source project, meaning that it’s available at no cost. Able to run on Windows, Linux, MacOS, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX, OSSEC is a HIDS that nearly everyone can take… Read More

What is DDoS?

 

We’ve all been there – that moment when your server’s traffic figures begin to spike. The steady rise in volume for what can feel like days with no sign of slowing down. Phone calls start coming in – customers having problems with your website. The server’s load time steadily inches… Read More

How to Install iftop Server Monitor image

If you’ve ever wanted a command line tool to view updated network information then we would suggest you check out the wonderful iftop server monitor. iftop is an excellent tool if you need to view connections to and from your system,… Read More