security Archive

[Script] Block bad referrers in vestaCP

One of the nastiest problems when it comes to webserver resource and bandwidth usage is represented by the bad referrers which associate with a series of artificial queries from various hostnames that spam the crap out of the webserver and statistical logs. Because the accuracy of the statistical traffic reports is highly influenced by such

[Tutorial] Secure the vestaCP admin panel better

Someone asked on r/Linuxadmin about setting up Let’s Encrypt certificates on the vestaCP admin panel and because I sought a solution for this before and also increased the security of my vestaCP panel by doing additional tweaks I’ve decided to write this article in order to help out all of you that run vestaCP and

[Case Study] Hacking the funnels (part 2)

I’ve already covered a lot of stuff through the previous post, however there’s some stuff left to take into consideration. Stuff that’s commercial but offered for free elsewhere. First and foremost, if you do proper research you can get paid items for free. Let’s take the Lumieres theme for example which can be obtained here

A few things about (in)security

A lot of folks have been praising a series of newly released apps and tools as well as online platforms and used words such as “secure” to describe them and reference them as bulletproof against eavesdropping. However all of them are meant to give a false feeling of security because every single app or platform is