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Recent WordPress Plugin ‘scans’

Monday, January 31st, 2011

I am sure that most folks managing WordPress sites pay attention to their web server ERROR logs.  I came across this set of very specific scans for WordPress plugins – I suspect that either some entity was simply ‘researching’ the use of these OR that these plugins may have some security concerns (this is un-confirmed) Continue reading →

Windows 7 IPv6 – Teredo Security – Zero Day Hole?

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Seems that Microsoft both developed a new protocol (to alleviate potential problems with the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 – certainly a good problem to solve)  AND, they enabled it by default in their newer operating system offerings.   I  feel like I have travelled back in time – you know, when best practices were just Continue reading →

Apache mod_security testing examples

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Testing mod_security rules can be tricky, i.e. things work well in ‘testing’ but you encounter a ‘whoops’ in production.  Hmm.  Figuring out what is different can be a bear.  Note that this discussion presumes that you already have mod_security installed and working… Scenario one – including a special test configuration </Location /some_web_folder/> ## used for Continue reading →

Using milter-greylist – Linux email firewall

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

A general definition of a network firewall might be: a hardware or software appliance which filters network traffic (allows or denies traffic) based on rules/conditions that you specify. When discussing firewalls for networks we are generally referring to physical, dedicated devices (their sole purpose is managing network traffic.)   NOTE – if you maintain a defense-in-depth Continue reading →

GeoIP e-mail greylisting examples

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Are you getting enough SPAM? 🙂 Based on recent reports (~10/2010) the top purveyors of E-mail SPAM (SPAM = junk, malicious, annoying, just plain bad, un-wanted e-mail messages) continue world-wide operations.   The amount of SPAM network traffic is simply excessive (estimates from various sources typically indicate that 80+% of all e-mail is SPAM.) Sometimes Continue reading →

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