WordPress backup is one of the most important tasks for a WordPress site administrator for obvious reasons. After many years of struggling with a good concise backup method that was guaranteed to work every time, I decided to design my own method using a Bash script. The script presented in this post guarantees a way… Continue reading Bash scripts: WordPress Backup
The Yarn Ball
Bash scripts for fun and leisure
A new series of posts dedicated to Bash shell scripts begins. Over the years I’ve developed useful scripts that make life simple and allow for time to sit back. Watch well oiled gears spin and sip a local craft beer while bash holds down the fort for you… 🤣 Bash, the Bourne Again Shell, is… Continue reading Bash scripts for fun and leisure
Password strength in the days of John the Ripper
Password strength is a big deal, especially now that there are several excellent password cracking applications. John the Ripper and THC Hydra are examples of two, to name just a few. Also, there is a fair chance that your information is already out there on the dark web due to breaches at innumerable companies. Hence… Continue reading Password strength in the days of John the Ripper
Log4J Quick Test
Hi Folks, This just in from Canonical. The following two commands are to be run in a terminal window, and they check the vulnerability of your system/server to the respective CVE: $ sudo ua fix CVE-2021-44228 $ sudo ua fix CVE-2021-45046 Ideally you want the result: CVE-2021-45046: Apache Log4j 2 vulnerability https://ubuntu.com/security/CVE-2021-45046 No affected packages… Continue reading Log4J Quick Test
Log4Shell Wild West
Hi Folks, Patch those servers! I’ve had hundreds of attacks today, currently at least 100 IP addresses being blocked actively by automated defenses. That has resulted in a great set of malicious IP addresses to probe at a later date. Keep up the contribution of IP address, and I’ll post those some time in the… Continue reading Log4Shell Wild West
Lynx is a platform independent text browser, meaning it basically runs on any operating system:
– Lynx is available in source code and for Unix flavors, MacOS, Windows 32, and DOS386+
– Several Linux distributions already carry it, just install the lynx package using apt, yum or whatever is appropriate for your distribution.
– The package website is https://lynx.invisible-island.net/release/
One caveat of using this browser is that many dynamic sites will break. The other is that even with this browser, failure to follow basic internet hygiene protocol will get you infected…
Peace and safe computing!