Category Linux Web Server Administration

Perform Nessus Security Scanning (Step 6 – 18)

The nessusWX client program has been connected successfully with the server in previous post. Let’s continue the process and start a simple scanning. Step 6: Start a new scan session Step 7: Fill in the any name for the new… Continue Reading →

Perform Nessus Security Scanning (Step 1 – 5)

The Nessus server (nessusd) and Nessus client (NessusWX) have been installed. It’s time to connect NessusWX client program with the server and perform a security scanning. Let’s do it step by step.Step 1: Open nessusWX client Step 2: Connect nessusWX… Continue Reading →

Configuration of Nessus Server (nessusd)

The Nessus server (nessusd) was installed already. It’s time to see how to run the security scanning of the remote linux server. Running the Nessus security scanning basically compose of the following three steps.Step 1: Create a nessusd account 1…. Continue Reading →

Security Scanning of Linux Server with Nessus

Nessus is a free and easy-to-use remote security scanner. A security scanner is a software which will audit a remote network and try to test whether hackers, or bad guys, may easily break into it.Nessus security scanner is made up… Continue Reading →

Linux Server Nmap Security Scanning

Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, however it also works fine against single host. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to… Continue Reading →

Rootkit Check with Chkrootkit

Chkrootkit is a powerful tool to scan the Linux server for trojans. Let’s install Chkrootkit, scan the Linux server and setup a daily automated scanning job that will email the nicely report to me.Installing CHKROOTKIT Version 0.42b (Sept. 20 2003)… Continue Reading →

Testing SSH Root and Admin Login

The SSH root log in of Linux web server has been disabled yesterday. Let’s test if the new configuration is working or not by trying to use root account to log in.Try Using Root Log in Linux Web Server Let’s… Continue Reading →

Disable SSH Root Login with Webmin

Today, I am going to disable SSH root log in of the Linux web server. Here’s what I am going to do now: Force the use of SSH protocol 2, a newer and more secure SSH protocol. Disable root direct… Continue Reading →

Disable SSH Root Login

Up to now, the SSH program (Putty) has been installed and the Webmin Control Panel has also been installed in my local computer. These two basic tools should be enough to remote administrate the Linux server. It’s time to consider… Continue Reading →

Add New Admin User Account with Webmin

As we know that this is a major security issue to use root to log in Linux server directly because other staff behind you may see your password. Actually administrators should always use admin user to login the server instead… Continue Reading →

Use Webmin to Administrate Linux Server

The Webmin Control Panel has been installed in the Linux server yesterday. Now let’s see how to use Webmin to remote control the Linux server. Actually you can simply use a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.) to log in… Continue Reading →

Install Webmin Control Panel to Manage Linux Web Server

Most people like to use Windows because it provides a user friendly Graphic User Interface (GUI). The users do not need to type commands to accomplish a lot of tasks. Unix based platforms (include linux), on the other hands, are… Continue Reading →

Install SSH Program

The first thing to do after you getting a Linux server, whether it is a dedicated server or VPS server, is to download a SSH (Secure Shell) program on your own computer so that you can remote log in and… Continue Reading →

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