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WordPress-Php hacking via plugin: relocate-upload.php

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Do you check your Apache/Web-Server logs for errors?  Today I noted: ~700  potentially malicious web requests in ~ 4 hours (and all requests failing for various reasons.) the same/similar request came from 5 countries. potential malicious/compromised hosts: 7. This appears to be a scan for a WordPress (non-core) plugin written in ~2009 – which some Continue reading →

Linux iptables xtables-addons GeoIP examples

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Some simple examples using xtables-addons GeoIP rules.  See other firewall-related posts for iptables background information and additional examples using custom chains with iptables.  The examples below require that iptables and  xtables-addons be installed and you must generate the ‘packed’ lookup-tables from GeoIP data-sets.  These rules were tested using Fedora 13 (Red Hat Linux) with xtables-addons Continue reading →

Linux GeoIP Firewall via iptables (xtables-addons)

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Getting xtables-addons  with GeoIP working under Fedora (Red Hat) Linux was a bit of a hassle…  Note – xtables-addons is NOT standard (yet) for Linux iptables; it is considered to be experimental so installing it on a production system may not be appropriate.  I  hope that the GeoIP addon will soon become a standard feature. Continue reading →

Securing WordPress 3.x Multi-Site

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

WordPress 3.x is a dual-use Internet Publishing solution – use it for a single domain, host multiple sub-domains (or sub-folders) or host multiple, unique domains. Start with the foundation before getting into WordPress specific solutions – are each of your server base components up-to-date and secure as needed/possible?: Apache security: base configuration using a best Continue reading →

NFL Jersey Web Link-SPAM via Romania for China?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The Internet is great at creating anonymous opportunities to connect – you don’t really know ‘who you are talking to’ unless you dig for information. Using GeoIP data (geographical pin-pointing based in IP address) as a basis for network filtering has some ‘holes’ – it is possible for network activity to present ‘false’ (or at Continue reading →

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