WordPress mass update script 3.1.4

This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites… Continue reading WordPress mass update script 3.1.4

Jboss Exploits

There is a JBoss exploit out in the wild.  See http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-0738 and https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-30741 for details.

WordPress mass update script 3.04 – Urgent

From the guys at wordpress We've fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress' core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it's important that everyone update as soon as possible. I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for.… Continue reading WordPress mass update script 3.04 – Urgent

Exploited VPS? phpmyadmin?

Currently we are being inundated with scans and exploits looking for new machines to take over, most of these are using insecure phpmyadmin installs. If you are unsure if your box has been hacked then the things to look for are similar to this...

WordPress Mass Upgrade Script 3.0.1

This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe. It pays to check each site after the upgrade to… Continue reading WordPress Mass Upgrade Script 3.0.1

Easy Peasy Linux Firewalling – iptables

A lot of our customers have asked for firewalls, and since this is a common theme, i decided that I would help them out. Of course it can be a mission to learn how to make your own and what to do or not do, and some of the pre-made ones can be confusing. So… Continue reading Easy Peasy Linux Firewalling – iptables

Keeping things going over the holiday season

Well its that time of year again, and you do NOT want to be dealing with broken servers over Xmas. Heres a few tips to make sure things stay honkey dory over the Xmas period. Upgrades: Dont upgrade anything, do not do a new release, do  not change anything at all. Sometimes even something that's… Continue reading Keeping things going over the holiday season

Unsure who is sending spam? Try this

Anyone who has hosted peoples websites before, has had  either a blog hacked, or some guy thinking he is going to send mass mailouts using PHP or similar happen. Its extremely hard to trackdown and deal with, and yet it can get your server listed at spam service denying legitimate email from getting through. This… Continue reading Unsure who is sending spam? Try this