Security
uhh, not the rootkits again

Chkrootkit — Eliminate the Enemy Within

Last month, we learnt about the technical components that form rootkits. We also discussed why and how rootkits are dangerous, and briefly explored a few detection options. This article continues on the same…

Tightened Security

Securing Apache, Part 11: Logs, et al.

In this final part of the series, we will discover how to strengthen security in Apache by logging and other miscellaneous ways. Configuring a system to be secure is indeed a key task,…

All checks in place!

Securing Apache, Part 10: mod_security

Right from Part 1 of this series, we’ve covered the major types of attacks being done on Web applications — and their security solutions. In this article, I will reveal the tremendous capabilities…

Two-factor authentication

Setup Two-Factor Authentication using OpenOTP

This article is a description of how to use OpenOTP, by RCDevs, to set up a complete environment for two-factor authentication on various servers and for various applications. Readers should have knowledge of…

Secured!

Securing Apache, Part 9: Attacks that Target PHP-based Instances

Beginning with Part 1 of this series, we have covered all major attacks on Web applications and servers, with examples of vulnerable PHP code. In this article, we will cover those attacks that…

Secured!

Securing Apache, Part 8: DoS & DDoS Attacks

In this part of the series, we focus on DoS/DDoS attacks, which have been among the major threats to Web servers since the beginning of the Web 2.0 era. Denial of Service (DoS)…

A network

Nessus with Metasploit — Track and Hack

Networks play an important role in a sysadmin’s life. But have you ever wondered about the security of your network, or tried to find out how vulnerable it is? Let’s discover how to…

Locked!

Securing Apache, Part 7: Fool-proofing the Server OS

Moving deeper into Web application and Apache security, let’s now focus on OS commanding attacks, and those that lead to the disclosure of crucial information and server directory paths. The attacks described below…

Let us back track for a while

Digital Forensic Analysis Using BackTrack, Part 1

Digital forensics, the art of recovering and analysing the contents found on digital devices such as desktops, notebooks/netbooks, tablets, smartphones, etc., was little-known a few years ago. However, with the growing incidence of…

All published articles are released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License, unless otherwise noted.
Open Source For You is powered by WordPress, which gladly sits on top of a CentOS-based LEMP stack.

Creative Commons License.