Category Archives: Security

MongoDB Ransom Attacks Hit 27000 Systems

MongoDB Ransom Attacks has hit 27,000 Systems in few hours from 12000 impacted servers .

Most of the mongoDB installations are exposed to exploites due to poor default access controls for super users .

Hackers are accessing  MongoDB databaases and then copy and delete data from database running in default, unsecure configuration. In return of data administrators are being asked to pay ransom money by bitcoins.

HeartBleed bug : Frequently Asked questions

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What Exactly is HeartBleed bug ?
This bug allows hackers to reads sensitive data from the memory of victim host in 64 k chunks. The memory can have user names , passwords , decrypted information or certificates & keys or other confidential information.

Site Hacked with Pharmacy Spammy Content on search listings

Got a email* today today that adminschoice.com searches on google.com are resulting in pharmacy spammy urls and contents. It took around three hours to find out what is happening and fixing it. Finally the site should be free of spam now. It may take a while to update google index entries but redirect is not happening any more.

ssh Without Password in Few Simple Steps

How to configure passwordless ssh &sftp access in Unix & Linux systems? Follow these simple steps with examples with a basic troubleshooting section at the end. sftp uses underlaying ssh access for authentication and after you establish passwordless ssh access you will have passwordless sftp access as well.

This a real life example of configuring passwordless access for two users . The user ‘web’ in this case needs a secure password less access to another user james in a server ‘devserver’
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Securing Solaris

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Protect your system from internal & external security vulnerabilities

Introduction
Solaris security broadly falls under two groups – one is where the system is accessible using local area network/vlan and it has to be secured against unauthorized access. Second is system is accessible over the Internet to a number of persons and it has to be protected against unauthorized access using network or security loopholes.
This document details some of the focus areas for security and provides suggestions to make it strong.