Securing an SSH Server

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SSH is already very secure, while using its default “out-of-the-box” configuration – however, the following 5 simple steps can be done to further secure (“harden”) an existing OpenSSH server. The changes described below can be configured within the SSH server’s .conf file, located at: /etc/ssh/sshd_config  . Note: After editing the .conf file, the sshd service must be restarted:  systemctl restart sshd (RHEL/CentOS 7), or:  service sshd restart(RHEL/CentOS 6.5 or below). 1. Disable Root… Read more »

Tomato by Shibby Ver 131

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On August 6 Shibby has released new version of Open Source Router firmware called Tomato by Shibby. Tomato Firmware is high customizable and easy on low end routers. New version of Tomato (Mipsel and ARM) is now available. Link to Shibby’s website : Link Changelog [RELEASE] 131 All versions – lot of improvements in 4G/LTE support * support huawei_ether module… Read more »

Windows 10 Remove some of the Microsoft Apps

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Microsoft have given us free Windows 10 with some hidden agendas such as tracking, keylogger and Microsoft apps. This was you can remove some of the free apps Step 1: Tap on the Windows-key, type Powershell and hit enter. Step 2: Run the command Get-AppxPackage -User username to display all installed apps for the selected username (e.g. Get-AppxPackage -User martin… Read more »

Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth to Distribute Updates, Disable It Here

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Every time Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, its servers get slammed. To help alleviate this burden, Windows 10 can download updates from other users’ computers. The problem is, it can use up your bandwidth and data caps to do so. Here’s how to turn it off. This new distribution method works a lot like torrents do. Everyone has… Read more »

Fixing Windows Server 2008 R2 Boot Problem

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I was playing around with a couple of Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machines today, and accidentally messed up the boot records somehow. After playing around with a number of partition and disk recovery tools. I finally ran across this post called Windows Server 2008 R2 always boots into recovery console that had a solution that worked for me even… Read more »