Tag: security

Locking down “brochure” style websites between upgrades

What remaining sites I have parked on my servers generally fit this description. Or, sites that the owners really should have taken yet, but I’m still hosting 😛 Given these sites don’t change much, between updates I just lock them down with sudo chmod -R u-w /var/www. They are all normally 550, but I briefly…
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2021-04-15 0

Site compromise, meet sextortion scams

Like I presume any WordPress site, this site sees a constant volume of brute force and complex unauthorised login attempts. And like pretty much anyone with an email address and history on the internet, my credentials have turned up in data breaches, and hence found their way to sextortion scammers. I normally only occasionally glance…
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2020-06-06 0