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Jun/19

Backup Overview

Overview This post ties all the backup posts into 1 overview of the backups. There are 3 main types based on the location of where the data is stored / managed: Local Offsite Online Local Backup Data that resides in … Continue reading

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Jun/18

Securing HAProxy Headers

Overview https://securityheaders.io will give a score of how well placed the HTTP headers are on a site ranging from A+ to F (not sure what the R rating is for). Headers are a powerful meta (invisible to the naked eye) … Continue reading

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Dec/16

Post MySQL Install

After installing MySQL you can run the below command to secure your install: sudo mysql_secure_installation The script will ask a bunch of questions and act accordingly so it is only as secure as you want it to be but it … Continue reading

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Sep/11

SpiderOak Mini Review

Overview I was looking for a replacement to Dropbox after the EULA / T&C changes and found SpiderOak to be a very attractive alternative. It’s a backup and folder sharing / sync software which runs on all 3 major platforms … Continue reading

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Sep/11

Remove WordPress Default Admin Account

A good security tip is to remove the default “admin” account that is installed by default. Before doing so create a new user who also has the role Administrator. When deleting an account such as the admin one, WordPress can … Continue reading

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Jun/11

Apache 2 Hardening Tips

Below are some of the tricks I use or found useful to try to mitigate unwanted attention. Whilst this is not a definitive guide these are simple quick things that can be done. This was written for Ubuntu but it … Continue reading

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Aug/09

Another WordPress Security Patch

I missed this one by 2 days but it’s now on 2.8.4