To sync files or export data between servers, I usually use rsync on top of ssh. With public/private key pairs, you can easily automate the jobs via a cron without password issues. I also create a dedicated user who has only the required privileges to run rsync on the destination.
thomas arsenal monkey charlie qwerty 123456 letmein liverpool password 123 Of course this list comes from a study in UK (Liverpool and Arsenal are in good positions) but it must be the same everywhere. I’m sure that the same list in Belgium should contain “Standard” or “Bonnen” 😉 That’s another
Here is a review of all vulnerabilites discovered in 2005: http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/bulletins/SB2005.html
Four years ago, the SANS Institute and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) at the FBI released a document summarizing the Ten Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities. Thousands of organizations used that list, and the expanded Top-20 lists that followed one, two, and three years later, to prioritize their efforts
Katarina will reach the US coast soon… Once personal & family safety is warranted, why not take care of IT & Internet? There is an interesting article @ SANS regarding this topic: Article: Hurricane Katrina Preparations
Are you selling old hard disk drives on Ebay from time to time? Sure, it’s a great way to get some money back against unused hardware! But, did you always take care of their content? How do you format them? Read this story: Old hard drives yield data bonanza. For
Descovered a few days ago, this new security breach can now let someone to take remote-control of the infected Windows box! To be safe, you should not download any JPEG files with Explorer 😉 See http://asia.cnet.com/news/security/0,39037064,39194791,00.htm Need to surf safely? Try this 😉
There exists a multithreaded SSH bruteforcer called “haita” which try to login with ‘guest’ or ‘test’ (and same password). Read the full story on the email@example.com mailinglist. An admin let the attacker break in a system (some kind of honeypot) and talk to him on IRC: Shell commands and IRC