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    [ubuntu] Re: Brute force attacking my server

    Disable password authentication and use keys. Setup something like fail2ban or denyhosts, or use iptables.
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    Re: Application for Ubuntu Membership - Dangertux

    First DT, sorry I didn't see this before.

    I FULLY support your application.

    DT is always ready and willing to give advice on these forums. Every time I have logged in he is on here. His advice...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Securely delete files

    Try bleachbit.
  4. [all variants] Re: ssh getting hammered by login attempts... is this normal?

    +1 DT. Well explained.

    They shell a server, upload a proxy, then use that to crack boxes.
    It's a quite effective way to become anonymous.

    As usual Mods:
    If what I post is inappropriate,...
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    [xubuntu] Re: windows compromised

    Why not just run Malwarebytes in Windows, it's free and effective. You can also run it from a usb.
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    Re: How many OS's are you booting?

    Currently on this box:
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 (using now hahaha)
    Ubuntu 10.10
    BackTrack 5R1 Gnome 64
  7. Re: Application for Ubuntu Membership - Joseph Mills

    +1 from me too.

    Good luck!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Setting up home server security issues?

    Here is an example from my logs:


    Dec 19 13:59:07 server1 sshd[7697]: Invalid user r00t from 218.232.105.126
    Dec 19 13:59:09 server1 sshd[7700]: Invalid user r00t from 218.232.105.126
    Dec 19...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cloning my MAC address

    Why are you 'cloning' your mac if I may ask?

    Sometimes some routers don't like my mac and i get 'dropped' randomly.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Question with installing Nvidia drivers

    Since you installed the drivers from the site, you may be having a conflict with the nouveau drivers loading first at start and crashing x.

    I run 10.04 LTS on here and it can be 'touchy'...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Yes, I know about SET and the others.

    There is also pipl, tineye and others.

    This was just a 'little' tip and by no way covers everything, I didn't want to take up an entire screen or paste...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    That's a great one. LOL!!!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    If you don't want this on here delete it. In the world today, this is relevant.

    Tips on Social Engineering
    All credits go to:
    TnVsbCBCeXRl

    Protecting Yourself from Social Engineering
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Fixing Windows via Ubuntu

    OP, you will have to be more specific than that. Are you sure it's a virus? What are the symptoms?

    There are several easy methods for cleaning virus'. Just depends on which one you, or your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    IMHO I think it looks pretty good. The basics with a little intermediate in there. I'm sure more can and will be added.

    Hiding files in various image formats is pretty common, as already...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hacked via open ssh client connection ?

    Haha. Just saying you know and help a lot.

    I use denyhosts and it has pretty much stopped the abuse. Gave it a touchy trigger finger. lol

    Disable PasswordAuth and use keys and denyhosts, that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hacked via open ssh client connection ?

    Good addition sir. You should really should start a server wiki.

    Be thankful DT is a good guy and has no problem helping.

    EDIT: In addition to DT's blog, everyone should read bodhi.zazen's...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hacked via open ssh client connection ?

    Glad I went back and re-read, I was just fixin to say the same.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    You could also tighten up the sendRefererHeader settings too.

    I'm set at 0 the default is 2.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Though I do agree with you the forums rules don't allow full disclosure on security.;)

    The advantage that crackers have is they are constantly developing and using new methods. Most are keeping...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Thanks DT.

    Sometimes what I feel everyone should know turns out to be a short tut on cracking. And, since that went outside the desktop side, pointless here.

    Another thing on file permissions,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    I hear ya. TMI.
    I'll stop, I don't want to hijack the thread. I also don't want to disclose anything inappropriate.

    If a mod deletes it I'll completely understand.

    EDIT: I edited out a bunch....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    (EDITED OUT by me.)

    I have also been seeing a lot of router cracks surfacing here lately. So people need to be careful about sites. Like it's been said before, it's not hard to harvest ip's and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Send me the link too DT.

    You guys better pay attention to what DT is telling you. I have seen sites that have been hacked and when you visit them you get a "the url for this page has changed,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Haha, that's the kind of stuff I was getting at.

    EDIT: It's also a good way to build wordlists/dictionaries/etc...
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