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Linux Security Tools

Linux Security Tools

Linux Security is dependant on the administrator One of the advantages of using Linux is that its security tends to be so much better than that of the competing alternatives. The fact remains, however, that no operating system is perfectly secure. A lazy administrator can destroy all the good work put into Linux as far as […]

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cPanel Security checks to do regularly

cPanel Security checks to do regularly

 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: […]

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Linux Security Tips

Linux Security Tips

Linux security is often overlooked in the mistaken assumption that security is built in. While this may be true to a certain extent, not taking any security measures makes you a target. No security often indicates to an attacker that the server administrator is possibly inexperienced and an easy target. At Host Africa, we care […]

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Securing your windows server

Securing your windows server

Windows servers are a target for malware and hackers as they are often badly set up exactly because setting up a basic windows server is as easy as installing it. The default installation security has improved with leaps and bounds. Server 2012 is far more secure than server 2008 and Server 2016 improved it even […]

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Why “password” isn’t a password

Why “password” isn’t a password

How to choose (design) a good password  A good password is more than just some obscure word or a random combination of characters. Modern password cracking software can easily break passwords in a surprisingly short time. Any password shorter than 12 characters is fair game and even longer passwords can fall if not constructed correctly. […]

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5 basic steps to secure your web server

5 basic steps to secure your web server

There are a number of ways to keep your server protected from security breaches and hackers. The most obvious thing to do is to keep your server and website software up to date, but you’re more than likely already doing this. What else can you do? Bare in mind that no system is impenetrable, but […]

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