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CSF : A Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall, Login/Intrusion Detection and Security application for Linux servers. It easily replace APF and (Advanced policy firewall) and BFD (Brute Force Detection). It is also runing 28 basics but non obvious checks...
CSF has a loot of functionnalities and has 2 nice features. It can block trafic from well known spammers network using the DShield Block List and the Spamhaus DROP List. It easily replace APF and (Advanced policy firewall) and BFD (Brute Force Detection).
Straight-forward SPI iptables firewall script
Daemon process that checks for login authentication failures for:
Pre-configured settings for Low, Medium or High firewall security (cPanel servers only)
Works with multiple ethernet devices
Server Security Check - Performs a basic security and settings check on the server (cPanel servers only)
Allow Dynamic DNS IP addresses - always allow your IP address even if it changes whenever you connect to the internet
Alert sent if server load average remains high for a specified length of time
mod_security log reporting (if installed)
Email relay tracking - tracks all email sent through the server and issues alerts for excessive usage (cPanel servers only)
IDS (Intrusion Detection System) - the last line of detection alerts you to changes to system and application binaries
Installation is straightforward: # wget http://www.configserver.com/free/csf.tgz # tar xvf csf.tgz # cd csf # ./install.sh
Note all ports that are displayed after the installation, these are port running already on your system (UDP, TCP in and out) review the config file by editing:
# vi /etc/csf/csf.conf
and add at least the port written before (if you trsut your system before install ;-)) Do not allow incoming connection or outgoing connections to mysql port (use ssh localforwarding), ftp (use scp) As default the rules are only working 5 minutes then get erased. This is the learnig mode, you cant break anything. Just continue reading the file csf.conf It contains a lot of interesting informations... comments powered by Disqus
The Appthority® App Report for February 2013 provides an overview of the security risks behind 100 free iOS and Android apps. Appthority examined the differences between the Android and iOS app ecosystems; compared app behaviors across five popular app categories (business, education, entertainment, finance, games); and looked at the developers behind these apps. Report Highlights The vast majority of free apps send and receive data to outside parties without encryption. 96% of total apps share data with advertising networks and/or …
CryptoParty is a grassroots global endeavor to introduce the basics of practical cryptography such as the Tor anonymity network, key signing parties, True Crypt, and virtual private networks to the general public. The first draft of the 442-page CryptoParty&160;Handbook (the hard copy of which is available at cost), was pulled together in three days using the book sprint approach, and was released 2012-10-04 under a CC-BY-SA license; it remains under constant revision. The CryptoParty&160;Handbook v1.1 has been released and you …
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Anybody using internet should really read this article. While targeted at windows users, most of the rules also apply to users of Linux and mac. "Security consultant Howard Fosdick has contributed the latest entry in the 2008 OSNews Article Contest: a highly detailed examination of security and privacy on the Windows platform, and how to use free software tools and a little knowledge to protect your privacy online. Do you know that -- Windows secretly records all the web sites …
I know that Secure, Safe, Fast Linux Hosting sound silly as nothing can be fast and secure at the same time, but I've compiled a list of things that are worth doing if you are maintaining your own server. This list is clearly targeted for people running an open source stack made of Apache, MySQL, PHP and Linux. This list is an ongoing work, thta is why it has also a version number in it (v1.0). As soon as I …
If you are on the paranoia side, and you better should, if you're using ebanking on an internet connected pc. Secunia is a well known internet site, Secunia is a Danish computer security service provider best known for tracking vulnerabilities in more than 12,400 pieces of software and operating systems. Numbers of "unpatched" vulnerabilities in popular applications are frequently quoted in software comparisons.Secunia also tracks currently active computer viruses. Secunia has gained publicity and a notable reputation with the discovery …
FaF (File Anomaly Finder) is a wrapper for the *nix 'find' utility. It generates audit reports for data matching specific characteristics; such data as setgid/setuid, unowned, and more. The objectives are simply to create a simple anomaly finder that identifies common flawed permissions or otherwise suspicious file system characteristics. The main features of FaF are: simplistic and to the point audit reports easy setup and configuration audits emailed to customizable address or user ideal for web servers or general purpose …
SIM is a system and services monitor for ‘SysVinit’ systems. It is designed to be intuitive and modular in nature, and to provide a clean and informative status system. It does this by consistently verifying that services are online, load averages are in check, and log files are at reasonable sizes. Many other SIM modules sport different and in-depth features to bring a well rounded tool to your disposal to stop otherwise common issues daunting internet hosts. Features: - Service …
Rootkit scanner is scanning tool to ensure you for about 99.9%* you're clean of nasty tools. This tool scans for rootkits, backdoors and local exploits by running tests like: MD5 hash compare Look for default files used by rootkits Wrong file permissions for binaries Look for suspected strings in LKM and KLD modules Look for hidden files Optional scan within plaintext and binary filesRootkit Hunter is released as GPL licensed project and free for everyone to use. …
chkrootkit is a tool to locally check for signs of a rootkit. chkrootkit is a common unix-based program intended to help system administrators check their system for known rootkits. It works by using several mechanisms, including comparison of file signatures to known rootkits, checking for suspicious activity (processes listed in the proc filesystem but not in the output of the 'ps' command. …