Entries by dcr226

Minolta CF2002 Linux Printer Driver – PPD File

I’ve had one of these printers (Minolta CF2002 with a Fiery RIP) for a few years, being a Linux-only shop..the PPD was painful to find. Today, I just found it again in my home directory, so thought I’d share it. The zip file is here ef3m2a25-ppd help yourselves. If anyone wants instructions on how to install this […]

WordPress Fail2Ban with CentOS 7 / EL7

Ok, so probably the reason you’re here..is because you’re being swamped with failed login attempts against wp-login, or perhaps xmlrpc. Not only are these really annoying, but also consume resources. I was recently working on a webserver with upwards of 40 different WordPress installations on it, to find that a massive amount of traffic each […]

wp-cli CentOS rpms

wp-cli is a really, REALLY useful tool. I’m pretty much using it on all of the wordpress servers that I manage now. But it can be a little awkward to install / keep up to date. And its usually nicer to have something managed by the OS’s package manager. As such, I’ve created wp-cli rpms […]

WordPress Security Tips – readme files

When an attacker arrives at your url (or a scripted bot, for that matter) one of the things it will look to discover is exploitable code one of the methods of discovering this is to check paths for possible plugins, and have a look for a readme.txt (or similar) in order to discover the version […]

WordPress Webroot Ownership / Permissions Script

Ok, so I’ve seen a fair amount of “run this script to fix your permissions” posts about, and for a number of reasons I don’t really like them. Not saying that mine is perfect ofcourse, but the emphasis is trying to be around security. With all security, you’re always compromising convenience. If you really want […]

Small Business Saturday – FREE 6 Months Web Hosting

FREE Web Hosting for 6 months for 5 lucky customers on Small Business Saturday. We’re offering 5 customers free basic web hosting as part of a promotion we are running to support Small Business Saturday. You can register your interest straight away, in preparation for your hosting account to go live on 6th December 2014. […]

Free 8 Inch Android Tablet

Free Android tablet to any existing customer on a “Refer A Friend” scheme. Basically, if you know any small to medium business owner, who would benefit from our managed support services (starting from £20 per month)..refer them to us, and if they sign up for managed support, we’ll send you this brand new Hisense 8″ […]

Bash Remote Code Injection Exploit

A remote exploit vulnerability in bash has been discovered in Linux, which will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code. from http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-6271 GNU Bash through 4.3 processes trailing strings after function definitions in the values of environment variables, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted environment, as demonstrated by vectors involving the […]