Blog : Security
Email has become the normal communication corridor for most business. As a result, it has been targeted more and more by fraudsters. We are not talking mail scammers here or junk mail. No – we are talking about full-blown mail fraud involving big sums of money. The problem is that we tend to trust email […]
How to convert your CentOS 7 firewall from FirewallD to iptables, and fix fail2ban On Centos 7, the default firewall is firewalld. Even though this is just a shell interface to configure iptables, it has its limits when it comes to applying advanced rules and customizing your firewall. You can fix this by getting rid of […]
Basics In Linux, there are a few basic concepts that we need to understand before we start. Firewall rules are, in general, applied as they are read, from the top down. The best firewall DENIES ALL and only ALLOWS what is needed. OUTBOUND rules are generally more relaxed than INBOUND. A Policy is what gets […]
 cPanel is a layered system What I mean by this is that cPanel has many layers of users and thus many potential security breach points. Due to its flexibility and complexity, cPanel also has many areas that need to be looked after from a system security perspective. We will take a look at these below: […]
It has elements of NotPetya.  Organizations in Russia, Ukraine and a few hours later also the U.S. are under siege from Bad Rabbit, a new strain of ransomware with similarities to NotPetya. The outbreak started Tuesday and froze computer systems in several European countries, and began spreading to the U.S., the latest in a series of attacks. […]
 What is PoPI? PoPI is an abbreviation for “The Protection of Personal Information”. Simply put, the PoPI Act is there to make sure that all South African institutions conduct themselves in a responsible manner when working with another entity’s personal information. It does this by holding these institutions accountable should personal information be abused or […]

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