Error fix: Images are not loading on website

Posted at April 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm by Jithin

WordPress sites that are hosted in cPanel, will sometimes have images that are not loading after we have uploaded the images to the correct location. This is because both hotlink protection and mod security are enabled. To load the image, you need to add the ‘URL to allow access’ list found within Hotlink Protection. You should select the "Allow direct request" checkbox when you use hotlink protection. Hotlink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files on your website.   [...]

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How to Secure /tmp Directory

Posted at February 27, 2017 at 6:48 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial we can check how to secure /tmp directory. Securing or hardening tmp involves a large role in securing your server from external attacks. All applications use /tmp directory to store the data temporarily. There is a chance to attack the server using Trojans if it's not secured properly. Temp hardening restricts all activities on /tmp. This prevents the attacker from executing code within the /tmp folder. The hacker tries to inject malicious scripts into /tmp folder through th   [...]

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Best Security tools and usage in Plesk

Posted at August 22, 2016 at 10:31 am by Jithin

Security is the utmost priority of any systems. Data loss and malicious attacks can ruin your site, so security is vital. There are advanced security tools in Plesk besides the basic security settings, which can enhance the security levels.   Fail2Ban: Protect Your Server from Brute Force Attacks Fail2Ban is an automated protection for the server from the brute force attacks. It checks the log files for the pattern of authentication failures, seeking for exploits, and other entries tha   [...]

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What is ModSecurity and how to use it?

Posted at August 4, 2016 at 4:34 pm by Jithin

ModSecurity is an open-source web-based firewall application (or WAF) supported by different web servers: Apache, Nginx and IIS. With over 70% of all attacks now carried out over the web application level, organizations need every help they can get in making their systems secure. ModSecurity is a web application firewall that can work either embedded or as a reverse proxy. Web application firewalls are deployed to establish an external security layer that increases the protection level, detec   [...]

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