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How to find outdated joomla versions on your server to reduce the risk of being hacked

Today I want to focus on a topic that can lead to huge problems of hacked accounts, spam mailings etc.: Outdated Joomla installations on your server.

Of course, this is valid for other software, too. The mentioned method should work in a similar way for other software. Since Joomla is widely spread throughout the internet, especially on shared hosting systems CMS (Content Management System), this howto will only cover Joomla so far.

How To Build PHP 5.5 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) With ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 (Debian Wheezy)

How To Build PHP 5.5 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) With ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 (Debian Wheezy)

Since ISPConfig 3.0.5, it is possible to use multiple PHP versions on one server and select the optimal PHP version for a website. This feature works with PHP-FPM (starting with PHP 5.3) and FastCGI (all PHP 5.x versions). This tutorial shows how to build PHP 5.5 as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on a Debian Wheezy server. These PHP 5.5 builds include the ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache, and APCu.

Filtering HTTPS Traffic With Squid

Filtering HTTPS Traffic With Squid

This article will tell you how to compile, setup and configure Squid proxy capable of filtering encrypted HTTPS connections using Diladele Web Safety ICAP content filtering server. Being able to look into HTTPS contents greatly increases your ability to control what is allowed and accepted within your network while keeping inappropriate contents away.

Xen On Debian Wheezy With LVM

Xen On Debian Wheezy With LVM

With virtualization, you can use one big server to host lots of little servers. It's almost like having your own cloud! This tutorial covers installing Xen and your first virtual machine on top of Debian Wheezy.

Upgrade Roundcube On Squeeze From 0.7.2 To 0.9.5

Upgrade Roundcube On Squeeze From 0.7.2 To 0.9.5

Installation of Roundcube with apt is painless easy, but the Problem is that the version is really outdated. So after Installation, you'll have version 0.7.2. The current Version is 0.9.5. So we will see, how to easily upgrade your Roundcube installation.

Installing Debian testing On GPT HDDs (> 2TB) From A Grml Live Linux

Installing Debian testing On GPT HDDs (> 2TB) From A Grml Live Linux

This tutorial explains how to install Debian testing with the help of debootstrap from a Grml Live Linux system. This should work - with minor changes - for other Debian and Ubuntu versions as well. By following this guide, it is possible to configure the system to your needs (OS version, partitioning, RAID, LVM, etc.) instead of depending on the few pre-configured images that your server provider offers.

Running ownCloud 5.0 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy

Running ownCloud 5.0 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy

This tutorial shows how you can install and run ownCloud 5.0 on a Debian Wheezy system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

Configuring CAS 3.5.2 On Ubuntu 12.04 For Two-Factor Authentication From WiKID

Configuring CAS 3.5.2  On Ubuntu 12.04 For Two-Factor Authentication From WiKID

Single sign-on is a great technology. Requiring users to login to multiple applications is huge hassle, encourages password reuse and simple passwords. Security needs to focus on usability. If you can make a user's life better while increasing security, everybody wins. In this how-to we will set up the open-source CAS SSO product with the WiKID Strong Authentication Server for two-factor authentication for sessions and mutual https authentication for host authentication.

Install And Use SALTStack In A Mixed Environment

Install And Use SALTStack In A Mixed Environment

Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more... The main porpuse of this document is not just install SaltStack, because it is well documented elsewhere, but rather give you a slight insight of its usability.

How to Set Up The Ampache Streaming Music Server In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

How to Set Up The Ampache Streaming Music Server In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Ampache is a cataloging and streaming service written for the web which recently moved its development to github. I have written this how-to in support of that project in the hopes that more people will download and support this excellent open source project and it will continue into the future. The aim was to provide a how-to to get your server up and running at home with as many options on and working and secure allowing you to choose to switch OFF services as required later rather than bang your head against the wall trying to switch them ON.

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