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Category: Support

Social Bots the Business Killer

If you have  a small Company and you want to raise up your Startup Business you often asked to buy Support by Developers (eMail) or Big Data Companies (goo, fb .. etc.) to use their Marketing Tools like Social Bots, automated Scripts and more.. But take care this can be your Business Killer cause: Trust is lost if Bots are recognized by the Users too much Ads or Trash Posts forces Humans to leave if trust is gone the Users logoff from current Social Media Channel, for example “fb” loses much Users last time and was enforced to integrate new […]

WordPress Speed Test Optimization

If you use WordPress and you want to get better results on search engines and  social media checkout: Load Speed at Google free Speed Analyser for Developer https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ Reduce and Control the Plugins Reduce and Control Images at Content and Image Sizes 50-100 kb Limits Use latest PHP Version if possible 7.3 Use cached MySQL if available Result: If green your Job is done well.. cause old rule, LESS is often MORE  

Major Bug: UFW stopped thru logrotate

On Debian Sid i have seen that ufw service is stopped on logrotate!! Its a bad known bug! Workaround: Set all Services like Dovecot, Postfix to listen on LOCALHOST ( if not needed over Internet Enable ONLY encrypted AUTH (Login) to Postfix! (TLS 1.2) Disable unneeded Services ! like Samba, FTP… move config from /etc/logrotate.d/ufw to /root/ to disable ufw logrotate !! edit /etc/ufw/ufw.conf set LOGLEVEL to “off” restart the Server and check open Ports next Days from outside with: $sudo nmap -PN my.server.com

Openwrt LEDE ath9k bugs fixed

If you use a TP Link Router like 3600, 4300 or a other brand with ATH9K Chipset you should upgrade to OPENWRT 18.06 with Kernel 4.9 Tested: OpenWrt 18.06.0 r7188-b0b5c64c22 / LuCI openwrt-18.06 branch (git-18.210.69179-6df9a57) – Atheros AR9344 rev 2 cause: more stable less load no ath9k Wifi Lookup on high transfers Same seen on other TP Link Routers like 841 Series, remark last Version 13 not supported Hope that the Freifunk Software will be updated fast! More Information go: https://openwrt.org/

Outlook 2016 unsharp Fonts on Laptop Screen

If you asked for help on a new Windows 10 Laptop with Outlook 2016 cause the displayed Fonts unsharp or unclear check Outlook Settings -> Advanced -> Display -> set “disable Hardware Acceleration” for the Video Card ! or check the Subpixel Rendering of windows 10 go: Search -> Clear Type Settings -> rerun all Dialogs -> select the best readable Window with Texts Remark: Can be a Linux Problem too! Seen on some OpenOffice Setups! Checkout if installed, the advanced Video Driver Software at System Settings or beside Clock Icons! (seen at ATI)  

Ubuntu 16.04 Compiz Hang Kernel

After Ubuntu published the latest Kernel Patches for Meltdown and Spectre the Kernel 4.4.0-104/109-generic let Intel Graphics freeze or hang on Compiz with Unity. Howto fix: Install the latest Kernel 4.4.0-112-generic do: sudo apt-get install linux-image-4.4.0-112-generic sudo apt-get install linux-image-extra-4.4.0-112-generic reboot then: sudo apt-get autoremove –purge -y This removes older kernels and save Space! Do test the PC for hanging again!!!

Locale Umloud Problems Cron

If you run scripts to handle text output by cronjobs your perhaps get problems with umlouds “ÖÄÜ” cause they are displayed by “**”. This is a problem cause cron uses “C” setting as locale, you can test it by setting it into root crontab: open crontab from root with: $su – root $crontab – insert * * * * * locale This will mail cron’s locale echo to the mailbox of root! Read root’s mail! After tests remove the locale entry at crontab! Howto fix for Scripts: open crontab from root with: $su – root $crontab -e insert (for German): […]

Debian: without sytemd

If you run Debian Servers, you read last weeks about security problems of systemd service manager. On several tests i have seen much systems having problems on service starts on boot like on debian, raspian .. This is a result of not clean redesigned scripts of the services by the Maintainers like the Proxy Server “privoxy” Package… For Tests i decided to try the new Debian Fork Replacement DEVUAN  for Desktop and a standard Debian Server Setup without systemd! Howto purge Systemd on a Debian System read this external Wiki: http://without-systemd.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_remove_systemd_from_a_Debian_jessie/sid_installation or try Devuan for Server and Desktop: https://devuan.org/ Remark: […]

Nvidia: Legacy Driver Debian 9.0 Stretch Kernel 4.9 Bug Interface

Current is a UNFIXED Bug on Debian 9.0 Stretch which makes impossible to easy install DKMS Nvidia-Legacy Drivers 304/340 for older Geforce Cards https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=852152 To run nouveau on upgrade 8.0 to 9.0 go to /etc/modprobe.d and remove MANUAL all blacklist configs (*.conf) of nvidia cause some glued on upgrade and are not purged automatic by the upgrade. Cause they will block nouveau load at boot (xserver-xorg-video-nouveau) Then run on Terminal: $sudo update-initramfs -u -k all $sudo update-grub $sudo reboot Remarks: Older Hardware isn’t supported by Legacy Drivers after Nvidia-375!! If you not forced to upgrade to 9.0, then WAIT! up […]

Security: Disable USB Drive mount for Users

If you share your Systems and you want to disable USB Drive connects there is a small solution. By default the gvfs Service handle all automounts and drive scans. On old Linux Systems you could purge the complete gvfsd “Backend” but Ubuntu-Desktop forces some pakets to the default Desktop Package! If you purge it the working Desktop can be destroyed! It’s easier to disable the “USB Drivers” called Modules from load on Start! Cause Rules are “Software” and can FAIL unknown!! Howto? Edit the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and add: blacklist usb_storage blacklist uas Update initramfs (Kernel Image) update-initramfs -u -k all reboot […]

Security: Protection Against Cryptware Wannacry

You heard perhaps last day’s about the major problems of Attacks to Systems with the “WannaCry” Crypto Ware Howto protect yourself? Enable the Firewall on Windows Systems!! Always! Update daily the Virus Scanners and Windows Patches! Disable and CLOSE Ports you never need! SMB Protocol is a open unencrypted Transfer Protocol! Use a second Router with Firewall behind your ISP Router or Modem! (openwrt, pfsense) Check with nmap Portscanner Tool the taken Rules and check if the work! For Network Access use ALWAYS SFTP with Authentification over KEYs Logins (Two Factor: Key and Password for unlock the Keyfiles id_rsa) For […]