Fight Brute Force Attacks with DenyHosts

A Brute force attack is a particularly sinister way for those with malicious intent to gain access to your server.  The premise of this type of attack is to ultimately have root access in order to accomplish whatever goal the attacker may have.  To do this, the attacker typically uses software that attempts to guess […]

How to Lock User Accounts After Login Failure

Few web hosting users are robotic enough to always type their usernames and passwords perfectly every time they try to log in, but repeated failed attempts to access an account could be evidence of a security problem. As a precaution, it is a good idea to have accounts locked after a number of failed […]