Working Ninja
2017-12-29T16:14:00

It's easy to forget to update packages after they've been installed as they silently live in the background working as intended. Here are two ways to check what needs updating:

pip list --outdated 

Out of the box, pip provides a quick way to query which packages have updates.

pip-review

If ...

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2015-12-29T16:18:56

Run the following from a terminal to tighten down the security on your MySQL installation:

# mysql_secure_installation

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2015-12-20T14:34:30
# apt-get install unattended-upgrades
# dpkg-reconfigure --priority=low unattended-upgrades

More at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticSecurityUpdates

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2014-10-16T17:51:07

Add the following to your .htaccess file to block posts to wp-comment-posts.php and wp-login.php that have do not have an http referrer or user agent. This will also redirect the user back to their IP address.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c> 
    RewriteEngine On 
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST 
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .(wp-comments-post|wp-login ...

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2014-09-14T17:46:50

The following command is for an Apache setup with multiple vhosts:
tail -f /var/www/vhosts/*/statistics/logs/access_log | grep 'wp-login'

tail -f outputs the end of the log file and updates any new content to the screen as the file is being updated, thus allowing real-time monitoring.

I use ...

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