Most users new to Linux spend a lot of time browsing web forums looking for help. Unfortunately some people on those forums may post commands that do not do what they say. The Ubuntu Forums have added a page listing a few dangerous commands that you need to watch out for. CrunchBang has an interesting [...]
The WordPress development team has released a new version that patches a vulnerability which can allow attackers to execute arbitrary scripts. The exploit is caused by an input validation error in the file ‘wp-admin/edit-post-rows.php’ when used with the posts_columns parameter. Versions of WordPress prior to 2.3.1 are all affected and the solution is to upgrade [...]
Forgot your webmin password? If you can login to the server via SSH you still may be in luck. Look for a file called changepass.pl in the webmin directory or as part of the webmin download. At the prompt type PLAIN TEXT CODE: ./changepass.pl /etc/webmin username newpassword replacing /etc/webmin with the path to the webmin [...]
Do you have traffic coming from a source that you'd prefer not to be associated with? Is there a forum hotlinking to one of your images and using up your bandwidth? Fortunately there's a pretty easy way to block these connections with a small text file called .htaccess.
Looks like it's primarily a bug fix. From the SMF Forums. In this release, a few small security issues have been addressed. Also, a few bugs that were found have been fixed. We urge all users to upgrade to SMF 1.1.3 as soon as possible to take advantage of these fixes. A summary of the [...]