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Hardening security and fun around it

Posted 12-06-2010 at 10:21 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Updated 12-06-2010 at 10:22 PM by Web31337

I've had a long session of improving security on my home server yesterday.
I never actually made a permanent and correct monitoring with rkhunter, but when I ran through all it's options, I finally came to realize this is just awesome, it just OWNZ! Greets to developers team!!!
Some guys from LQ Security forum really are the experts. I always knew that, but just again, in case you read my blog, I'd like to thank you all, the members of "online security team" of LQ, you know...
Posted in etc, security
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chroot PHP for use with nginx

Posted 10-31-2010 at 10:40 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

I never had to deal with chrooted environment before, and there isn't lots of info out there on the net. Best result I've found so far is
Actually, it covers almost entire topic, but I'm going to explain how to bind it with nginx in gentoo linux environment.
Say, you have a site with some app you don't really trust in /app dir. Your own-written site scripts are executed in non-chrooted PHP environment...
Posted in opensource, security
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bzip2 1.0.5 critical vulnerability

Posted 09-22-2010 at 09:32 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Updated 09-22-2010 at 09:36 AM by Web31337
Tags security

For how many years we thought it was safe while it was not! Update now to 1.0.6!


More info:
and here:
Posted in security
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3 easy ways to create ridiculous passwords

Posted 08-17-2010 at 08:12 PM by sag47
Updated 08-17-2010 at 10:40 PM by sag47
Tags security

A password can be easy to create if you use the right devices to remember it.

Method number 1: use a sentence
For example your password could be a sentence:
Dictionary attacks only work if your password is a single word. For that previous password a dictionary attack wouldn't work so a cracker would either have to resort to rainbow tables or brute force.

Method number 2: start and end all passwords with the same sequence....
Senior Member
Posted in Uncategorized
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Rating: 3 votes, 4.67 average.

Security and Privacy on the Internet

Posted 08-12-2010 at 03:31 AM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 08-11-2013 at 11:44 AM by craigevil (added Antisocial ADP list)

If you are really worried about privacy there are a few things you can do including:
Use the Adblock Plus extension for Firefox and use the
Easy Privacy list as well as the Antisocial list.
This list blocks the ever increasing social networking content on third-party sites.

Use a hosts file to block the multitude of clicktrackers

If you want to do the same thing without having the hosts file slowdown, dnsmasq offers similar functionality and it...
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Posted in Uncategorized
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