IP blocks have become useless

I keep seeing posts on forums and also getting support requests that reference adding manual IP blocks although doing so is obsolete and useless. Ever since the botnets started to be a thing and the IP allocation space increased just to be nearly maxed out today it was pretty clear that blocking IP’s by hand

Setup mailcow with Let’s Encrypt

A while back, while searching for a good mail server suite I came across mailcow which was built based on the following open source software: Postfix Dovecot Nginx/Apache2 Spamassassin ClamAV MariaDB/MySQL OpenDKIM Roundcube SabreDAV Given that the suite looked promising and that the screenshots convinced me that it had a modern interface I decided to

Basic security tips for Sentora

It’s pretty common for people to consider Sentora as an insecure control panel just based on the fact that it runs on port 80 while other panels run a separate webserver and thus use a different port. However, running a separate webserver for the control panel only has it’s cost and that cost is taken

DDoS protection or ransom payment?

I followed an ad earlier today which was referencing some sort of DDoS protection as I was curious to see what solutions could one offer that would help prevent major DDoS attacks like the record one that got Brian Krebs kicked of Akamai for taking around 620 Gb/s, especially since some believe that someone is systematically

phpMyVideoBlog & PHP 7

phpMyVideoBlog (MVB) is one of those commercial scripts that are heavily maintained one year and the next their development goes to a complete halt and although you buy the script, your only hope for support is their forum system, where the developer does reply from time to time. According to their release notes, the latest plugin