Should You Worry About Malware on Your Server?

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. […]

Troubleshooting High Mail Server Loads

These days many personal email accounts are hosted on cloud servers, leaving many web servers without the need to send and deliver emails to their users. For plenty of businesses, however, having a mail server is still very much a part of the dedicated server experience.
If you host your own mail server, whether Postfix, Sendmail, […]

Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam Tools for Linux Servers

Desktop Linux distributions have a distinct advantage over Windows.  They are not plagued by the millions of viruses that circulate the Internet wreaking havoc on unsuspecting PC users.  These viruses are designed for Windows and normally only affect Windows systems.
Despite the apparent immunity Linux enjoys, a Linux server should still have some type of […]

5 Horrible Server Security Practices

There are plenty of horrible ways to get your server hacked, cracked, botnetted, malwared, spammed, virus infected, and any number of awful scenarios, but some are worse than others. I have more sympathy for a server administrator who is subjected to SQL injections and other stealthy, even sinister plots. They probably did not […]

How to Remove Trojan.JS.Redirector.cq from Your WordPress Site

I had seen a post on Twitter about a bunch of MediaTemple accounts getting infected with this virus a few days ago, and it’s no surprise that the host hasn’t done anything about it yet. When I went to a client’s website during a call, Kaspersky caught the malicious code right away. Having a […]

Best Server Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam Tools

Those who love Linux often cite the absence of viruses as one of the shining examples of why it is better than Windows. For the most part, that argument is valid and real, but a server administrator must look beyond his/her own system and consider others as well. Your server may not have […]