"Web servers" tag

Secure Your Network with Firewall Builder

A firewall isolates a trusted, secure internal network from another network like the Internet, which is not regarded as either trusted or secure. Firewall Builder is an open source product that makes it…

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Getting Started with HTML5 WebSockets

Ever felt that in the so called two-way Web, updating Web pages in real-time is a pain? Well, the HTML5 specifications took care of that in a big way. Introducing WebSockets — the…

Nginx also likes to throw a 403 error and close the connetction

Methods To Lock Down WordPress wp-admin, and Accessing it Using SOCKS5 Proxy

It’s as simple as this: have SSH listen on the standard port 22, and when you check your server logs, you see all sorts of random people trying to login to your server….

Web Exploitation

Cyber Attacks Explained: Web Exploitation

Websites are no longer merely about having an “Internet presence” today, but are also used for commercial transactions and to transfer sensitive data. Such wide usage helps crackers gain more knowledge on vulnerabilities…

SPEED!

Web Acceleration with Varnish 3.0

In this article we’ll setup a ready-to-deploy WordPress-compatible Varnish service as our HTTP reverse caching proxy, and have it cache the desktop and mobile themes separately. Our original WordPress recipe had a place…

Marching packets

Cyber Attacks Explained: Packet Spoofing

Last month, we started this series to cover the important cyber attacks that impact critical IT infrastructure in organisations. The first was the denial-of-service attack, which we discussed in detail. This month, we…

Supercharged WordPress

Supercharge Your Self-Hosted WordPress Blog with Nginx & FastCGI

If you are running WordPress on a VPS, you’ve got all the power in the world to run the site exactly the way you want. If you know how to use that power,…

Oops, am under attack, again!

Cyber Attacks Explained: DoS and DDoS

With this article, we begin a new series on the major kinds of cyber attacks that weaken the IT security infrastructure within organisations. With the rapid spread of Internet technologies and applications, the…

Kerala State Electricity Board opts for FOSS

Kerala State Electricity Board Saves a Whopping Rs 8 Crore, Using FOSS

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) switched to open source solutions only a few years back, and now, not only manages the accounting and billing information of users across Kerala, but has made impressive…

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…

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