Schlagwort: prevent

Apache: Analyse Logs Spam Bots

If you admin a Apache Webserver, you see often weekly thousand of visits a day on your Blogs. Background: These are no real users, this visits are made by Spam Bots in my Logs like Xovi.de or xovibot.net Bots! On info pages this Company says Admins should disallow crawl by robots.txt, but they IGNORE the settings! This x-guys is in my opinion against German Law „Datenschutz“. "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; XoviBot/2.0; +http://www.xovibot.net/)" Solution: On Linux Setup a Firewall like ufw and block these IP Ranges To find out the IPs do: $sudo cat /var/log/apache2/access.log|grep xovibot.net| awk '{ print $2 }' | sort | […]

WordPress: Prevent Copyright Violation

If you are a Hobby Blogger like me, you should ALWAYS take Snapshots for your Blog with your OWN Camera! For „non professional“ use you can take the cheapest Camera or reuse old Smartphones of the Family. Resolution at VGA Mode (640×480/800×600 less 250kb) is more enough than you need. Faster you can’t save or earn Money, a Camera Snapshot needs less a second.. Don’t DO Rules: Don’t download and share Images from public sites Don’t take Snapshots on public Sites with a Snapshot Tool like gnome-screenshot Don’t take Parts of Images from public sites Don’t trust free Image Pools!! Most […]

Security: Harden DSL Routers and Networks against attacks

Last days there was a high count of news about the Bot Attacks against T-Com Telekom Router devices. To understand the behavior about this up comming security problems you should know following points : Every network supported device can be a goal for a attack ( Routers, Modems, PC, Fridges,IP-TV, IP Switches, IP-Cams…) You have to update the OS for each device monthly, if not supported by the manufacter, then dont buy! Try to get Opensource Hardware with Opensource Software for full access (ssh / console) to have full control Reduce the count of devices who are connected direct to […]