Install and Configure maldet (Linux Malware Detect - LMD)

Linux Malware Detect (LMD) is a malware scanner for Linux released under the GNU GPLv2 license, that is designed around the threats faced in shared hosted environments. It uses threat data from network edge intrusion detection systems to extract malware that is actively being used in attacks and generates signatures


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

Simple Automated MySQL Backup with gpg

I've been bad. Until recently I haven't been backing up my MySQL database. Bad things could have happened. About a month ago I hacked up a simple script to run from cron that will automatically dump, gzip, encrypt using my key gpg (I wrote an extensive post on gpg which


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