Category: Security

Keeping safe

Is WordPress Secure? Here’s What the Data Says

WordPress is, by far, the most popular way to build a website. That popularity has the unfortunate side effect of also making WordPress sites a juicy …

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InfoSec Career Paths vs Programming Skills — The Basics

Image from https://www.2-sec.com/2017/08/day-life-2-sec-penetration-tester/ I’ve recently was asked for a numerous time?—?“Is being a great developer vital when choosing information security as a professional career?”, so I decided to write a more in-depth answer to the

How to Fix Your Connection is Not Private Error in Chrome (16 Tips)

Kinsta works with thousands of different WordPress sites on a daily basis, so when it comes to different types of errors, we’ve pretty much seen it …

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Entering God Mode — The Kernel Space Mirroring Attack

How Alibaba are researching using the hardware features of ARM MMU to enable God Mode in Android 8 terminals Wang Yong, a.k.a. Thomas King, is a researcher from Alibaba Security’s Pandora Lab. The lab focuses

Universal Logon Framework: Another Blockchain Technology Disruption

The world as we see it today has no doubts become digitized. Nearly almost all transactions are carried out online. From booking an airplane ticket, international money transfers to ordering for foods and even booking

5 Tools to Scan a Linux Server for Malware and Rootkits

There are constant level of high attacks and port scans on Linux servers all the time, while a properly configured firewall and regular security system updates adds a extra layer to keep the system...

How to Set up Sucuri Firewall (WAF) on Your WordPress Site

Bot traffic is higher than it’s ever been. According to Distil Networks, in 2017, bad bots accounted for 21.8% of all website traffic, a 9.5% increase …

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6 Key Steps to Ensure GDPR Compliance – The Steps You Need to Take Right Away

Not everyone can be a GDPR compliance specialist, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore data protection and privacy; especially if you run a business. Even though much talk has been made of the May 2018 deadline for GDPR compliance, being GDPR-ready is not a one-time project. It’s an ongoing approach to business. Some consultants we talked to say that there is no such thing

Cryptmount – A Utility to Create Encrypted Filesystems in Linux

Cryptmount is a powerful utility which allows any user to access encrypted filesystems on-demand under GNU/Linux systems without requiring root privileges. It requires Linux 2.6 or higher. It handles both encrypted partitions as well...

How to Change FTP Port in Linux

FTP or File Transfer Protocol is one of the oldest network protocol used today as standard file transfers over computer networks. FTP protocol uses the standard port 21/TCP as command port. Although, there are...

How to Block Ping ICMP Requests to Linux Systems

Some system administrators often block ICMP messages to their servers in order to hide the Linux boxes to outside world on rough networks or to prevent some kind of IP flooding and denial of...

How to Check and Patch Meltdown CPU Vulnerability in Linux

Meltdown is a chip-level security vulnerability that breaks the most fundamental isolation between user programs and the operating system. It allows a program to access the operating system kernel’s and other programs’ private memory...

10 Best WordPress Security Plugins to Lock out the Bad Guys

Before we dive into some WordPress security plugins, let’s start with an example. Say you buy a new house. This exciting new investment requires a hefty …

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How to Fix ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Your WordPress Site

We come across a lot of different errors here at Kinsta, and ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS (also known as a redirect loop) is one we see on a regular …

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CPU Vulnerabilities – What Kinsta Customers Need to Know

The first week of January news started to spread about new CPU vulnerabilities that have been discovered. This affects millions of devices, not only cloud computing …

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How to Check Integrity of File and Directory Using “AIDE” in Linux

In our mega guide to hardening and securing CentOS 7, under the section “protect system internally”, one of the useful security tools we listed for internal system protection against viruses, rootkits, malware, and detection...

What goes into protecting your credit card information on the web?

*  This post was originally posted on November 28, 2014, and has been updated for accuracy.  Purchases happen with the click of a button, a swipe of a finger, or simply, no human interaction at all. Whether it’s our monthly subscription to Netflix, the plane tickets that just went on flash sale, or the book that we purchased with Prime shipping, our request for immediacy and automation has placed our credit card information all over …

How to Configure Basic HTTP Authentication in Nginx

Basic HTTP authentication is a security mechanism to restrict access to your website/application or some parts of it by setting up simple username/password authentication. It can be used essentially to protect the whole HTTP...

3 Ways to Prevent Email Abuse

*  This post was originally posted on July 12, 2016, and has been updated for accuracy.  Over 100 billion emails get sent per day. Everything from out-of-office alerts to billing summaries gets transferred across the web, from server to server. While we expect the things we send and deliver to remain secure, we know it isn’t always the case. There are various ways mail servers can be compromised, however, there are also …

How to Lock User Accounts After Failed Login Attempts

This guide will show how to lock a system user’s account after a specifiable number of failed login attempts in CentOS, RHEL and Fedora distributions. Here, the focus is to enforce simple server security...