Changing the Default SSH Port on Linux
Establishing an encrypted connection to your online server is very smart. Especially if you are doing administrative tasks. This article does not prevent users from abusing the sshd service running on your linux box, but by changing the default port you prevent scripts from attacking on it.
Improving Gmail Security
In a few of my other blog posts I have already used the example of Gmail and https to improve security. But I feel with the recent improvements Google introduced that it is time to emphasize security and email again.
Secure Browsing Using FireFox
In an earlier blog entry I kind of promised to come back to explaining how I try to be more secure about how I browse using FireFox. So here it is. First of all there are two different ways I do this, one is on my Powerbook (laptop) which I bring with me and therefor […]
Improving Online Security
Over the last few years I have taken ‘being online’ a lot more serious, especially the security aspect. Trojans, rootkits, viruses, naughty cookies, xss exploits in sites and advertisements, and all that nasty stuff is now a day to day matter. Not to mention fraud, scams, spam and id-theft. Particularly with being ‘on’ 24/7/365 because […]
Organizing Important Information
Update: Since 2010 I have moved to 1password, because of continues development, browser integration, and iOS support. Strongly recommended! Since I’ve moved away from Windows I’ve found myself wanting to be more organized with the way I store important information such as logins to web sites, private web addresses, shell accounts and what not. In […]