Securing SSH

Securing SSH

Coding, Guide
If you are using SSH, you'll want to run down this checklist of to make that ssh server a bit more secure. If any of these settings is absent from the configuration file, you should add them. For Ubuntu this is in the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config Change Port This is more of a security through obscurity approach, but it'll help slow down bot scrapers. Change this value to something else. Port 22 Set Client Timeout ClientAliveInterval configures the server to send null packets to clients each 10 seconds. ClientAliveCountMax configures the server to close the connection if the client has been inactive for 300 seconds. In this case that is 10*300 = 3000 seconds or 50 minutes. ClientAliveInterval 10 ClientAliveCountMax 300 Disable empty passwords PermitEmptyPasswords no Limit Login Attempts MaxAuthTries 3…
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Simple Changes to Secure Apache

Simple Changes to Secure Apache

Coding, Guide
Keep Updated You should update your linux settings no less than once a month. This will ensure that you are not running vulnerable technology. Remove Header Details / Disable Tokens When Apache web server generates any web pages or error pages, some important information about the version and other details implemented on the system are displayed in the web site server header. ex: Server: Apache/2.0.53 (Ubuntu) PHP/4.3.10-10ubuntu4 Server at xx.xx.xx.xx Port 80 To ensure that the Apache HTTP web server does not broadcast this message to the whole world publicly and fix possible security issue, modify these two directives ServerTokens and ServerSignature in httpd.conf configuration file. Edit the /etc/apache2/httpd.conf Add the following: ServerSignature Off ServerTokens Prod Save and restart the apache web service. You server will then only identify itself as Server: apache…
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Keep Your Childern Safe Online

Keep Your Childern Safe Online

Guide
Many of us have children who use the internet constantly for chatting with their friends, emailing, or even doing homework. I know that when I was growing up, I had my own personal computer, however that was before the Internet when BBS's where the internet. Things change, and now more than ever it is important to monitor, secure and generally keep kids safe online. Location Location Location The first recommendation I have is to move the computer out of your child’s room. Yes even teenagers rooms. This alone should help limit the potential for visiting illegal or even pornographic web sites. Personally I do not what to block content from research, but I do want my kid to have a certain amount of paranoia when it comes to me as…
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