Rate limit the SSH Bruteforce

The following iptables will help limit the bruteforce attacks on your ssh port. With the recent exploit found in BASH, there’s been renewed interest in exploitable CGI/Web and SSH ports. sudo /sbin/iptables -N LOGDROP sudo /sbin/iptables -A LOGDROP -j LOG Read more ›

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BadUSB: Next Gen Virus Using Old Tactics

There’s been proof of concept work on firmware virus. This is something similar to boot sector virus’ and bios virus’ many years back pre-internet. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/ Not sure if I can trust connecting any usb devices now. =)

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Postfix emails to file.

I’ve been working on archiving emails. In my pursuit to find the easiest possible solution I came across smtp-sink. As posted on: http://blog.malowa.de/2011/04/postfix-as-spam-trap-server.html Also another interesting post: http://serverfault.com/questions/451240/how-do-i-set-up-postfix-to-store-e-mail-in-a-file-instead-of-relaying-it mentions using php as an executable script that would get called to Read more ›

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minimize git memory usage

This should help with large git repos. git config –global pack.windowMemory “100m” git config –global pack.SizeLimit “100m” git config –global pack.threads “1”

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Windows Start button is back… Sorta!

Yes Start button’s back but on a new mouse! Product feels as if it’s solely out there to mock those start button complainers. =) http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/05/yo-dawg-we-heard-you-like-start-buttons-so-we-put-one-in-your-mouse/

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Appengine officially supports php

Finally Google offers php support. This opens up for opportunities for smaller websites to function on the google cloud. As with all good things, probably don’t expect this to last very long as a free service =) http://googledevelopers.blogspot.ca/2013/05/get-started-with-app-engine-for-php.html

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