Protect yourself from Ransomware

Ransomware is still making headlines these days. Variant improved versions are still looking for its victims. 

Btw, ransomware is a type of malware that prevents users from accessing their system or personal files and demands ransom payment in order to regain access. Quick tips to avoid from become a victim of ransomware :

1. Backup Your Systems, Locally & In the Cloud
2. Install Anti Malware or Ransomware software
3. Constantly Apply Software and OS patches
4. Run Frequent Scheduled Security Scans
5. Create Restore and Recovery Points
6. Think Before Clicking any email
7. Set Up View-able File Extensions
8. Block Unknown Email Addresses and Attachments on Your Mail Server
9. Block Vulnerable Plug-Ins
10. Constantly Train & Educate your Employees

There’s no 100% way to prevent ransomware, but every step you take that gets you closer to being unaffected is a good step to take.

CIMB Sole Proprietor & Partnership

Heard a lot of noises on the CIMB Clicks application since yesterday. Did a quick test on the app and it seems already back to normal at the time I am writing this. Proceed on the other stuff offered on the website and found a very attractive offer for business accounts.

We can now open a CIMB business current account online. Did not have the time to go through it, so I will just leave this here – https://www.cimbbank.com.my/en/business/products/cimb-sole-proprietor-and-partnership.html?cid=bb_generic_cash-back_20190101:sms_cimb-bank_exabytes|

How to install Virtualmin on CentOS

Due to the recent price increasing of cPanel license, a lot of hosting provider looks for other alternatives. One of those alternatives is Virtualmin. Virtualmin is a fully featured open source web hosting control panel that allows us to run multiple websites on the same server. Virtualmin consumes a small amount of disk space (less than 1GB) and supports CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu without any extra complication. It has a friendly web based GUI for server and account management. Furthermore it respects the package manager of your chosen OS and allows you to make configuration changes outside of Virtualmin without overwriting them.

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Most reliable hosting company July 2019

In July 2019 Rackspace had the most reliable hosting company site, with no failed requests and an average connection time of 5ms. Rackspace offers a range of managed dedicated and cloud hosting solutions from data centres in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. In the past six months, Rackspace has had the most reliable hosting company site three times and been in the top 10 each month.

Bigstep, ServerStack and Pair Networks complete the top four, each responding to all of Netcraft’s requests in July. These companies are therefore ranked by their average connection time. Bigstep offers “bare metal” cloud hosting to provide the flexibility of cloud hosting but without the associated overhead and performance reductions of virtualization.

Complete list at https://news.netcraft.com/archives/2019/

 

 

 

Secure your server

Every system administrator security protocols are different. Some may lack of it and some may secure their server completely.

Most common practice are do a chroot (files and folders permissions) on most services, disable useless services, keep the services up to date,

Also important is CSF firewall along with its configuration for security and triggered based alerts.

One of the other normal practice is by changing the SSH port. Some people might say it does not work anymore these days but it do actually helps a massive amount to keep the script kiddies away. It might reduce the automated hacking and scanning attempts which is significant if you think about it because i think its 60% of the attacks that are automated.

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