Secure New MySQL Installation

After installing MySQL, it's important that you secure the installation by a) removing anonymous accounts and b) setting a password on the admin account. This can be done with mysqladmin or with direct SQL queries. I prefer the SQL queries so that's what I'll show here. Start mysql command line

Lighttpd SSL - HTTPS config and install with CAcert as CA

SSL is cryptographic protocol, which provides secure communications on the Internet for email, web etc. An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information that is sent to the server using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. Encryption is the process of scrambling

Files list file missing final newline?

Just today I've encountered a strange problem while performing apt-get upgrade on my Raspberry Pi. Everything went fine, until the package manager made me stop for a while, staring at the screen with: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'autotools-dev' is missing final newline E: Sub-process

Change default SSH port

The Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol uses port 22 by default. Accepting this value does not make your system insecure, nor will changing the port provide a significant variance in security. However, changing the default SSH port will stop many automated attacks and will make it a bit harder to guess

Build a Linux Home Server for less than £200

Nowadays, pretty much everyone and their hipster grandmother is blogging, publishing web articles, cooking recipes, or sharing some sort of digital content with free online services such as Blogger, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and Youtube. These are all great, no cost options for putting content online, but still a poor substitution


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