How hackers check to see if your website is hackable

Introduction “Memento mori” is Latin for “Remember that you are mortal.” According to tradition, this phrase was whispered to triumphant Roman military commanders on parades, to remind them they remained fallible humans.  In these times, perhaps the tradition should be updated to whispering “you will be hacked” into the ears of website administrators. This may …

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How to monitor Services with Monit on CentOS 7

Introduction Monit is a free open source utility for managing and monitoring, processes, programs, files, directories and filesystems on a UNIX system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations, for example, Monit can prevent your services from getting stopped. It is a small Open Source utility for …

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How to Install Nginx with ModSecurity and OWASP core rule set on CentOS 7

Introduction libModSecurity is a major rewrite of ModSecurity. It preserves the rich syntax and feature set of ModSecurity while delivering improved performance, stability, and a new experience in easy integration. Even though ModSecurity 2.9.x was offered for different platforms, it really favored deploying with Apache and deploying with other platforms required various 3rd party dependencies …

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