In the previous post, we explained how to check your Linux server for the highly publicized Shellshock vulnerability in Bash. Fortunately, most, if not all, major Linux distributions have already uploaded the fix into their package management repositories. All you have to do is install the latest version. Unfortunately, there is some evidence to suggest […]
Worried about malware? No? You should be. Cyber criminals are always looking for new and creative ways to attack your server or user your dedicated server to attack others. There are plenty of prevention methods you can have in place, but you should also have a system for detecting malware that may have already made […]
Often when we think of spam, it usually relates to incoming spam inundating mail servers and bogging down systems. Another way spam can harm your dedicated server is from the inside.
Many spammers do not setup their own servers or paid hosting accounts to send spam. They want to be anonymous. Therefore, they often use other […]
Malware and Spam
Of all the security problems a server might have, malware and spam are particularly despicable. Few things are worse than finding out you have a virus or other malware infecting your system.
Linux servers do not have to worry about nearly as many viruses as Windows servers do. Nevertheless, you should still […]
Malware is in the news all the time. From high profile cyber attacks on government infrastructure, to viruses that affect millions of home computers, malware is everywhere. As a system administrator, should you be concerned about malware on your dedicated server or virtual private server(VPS)?
First, we should have a clear definition of what malware is. […]
You have likely heard the expression “security through obscurity”, and you may have even considered adopting it as a policy at one point or another. It is convenient to believe that an “obscure” server is secure because no one knows about it, but this is not a very realistic theory.
As a rule, any device attached […]
Once you have made the decision to move to a dedicated server, you may wonder, “What now?”. There is a lot to do when you first get started, and not all of the necessary tasks may be immediately apparent. What follows is a brief checklist that may help in those first hours with your new […]
Unfortunately, the number of potential server security threats is too great for just one post. The following are five more you should definitely be aware of and prepare your server to defend against. Some of them are easy to fix, while others require thought, planning, and special software.
1. Malware – This can be just about […]