Tag Archives: Security

DDOS protection

Did you ever wondered what cloudflare [1] is? It is basically an protection against Distributed Denial of Service attack [2], where your server is attacked via a massive flood of incoming traffic, trying to overload your server. But there is an easy and cost saving way to protect your server – of course if you… Read More »

Howto set-up your own cloud with Seafile

Based on all the NSA sniffing and the recent article about who provides whom which information [1] I decided to set-up my own cloud on my private server. And actually – it was surprisingly easy! Searching around the internet seafile [2] seemed to be the most appropriate solution, since it is open-source, provides a nice… Read More »

Basic security for Linux hosts

After reading Cuckoo’s egg from Clifford Stoll [1] I got a bit unsure if my Linux server is basically set-up secure enough. Even if the story about the hacker is quite old, it is neither the less highlighting the importance for security and to be careful enough when connecting a machine to the net. Additionally… Read More »

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Egg

Clifford Stoll’s The Cockoo’s Egg [1] was written in 1989 and is based on a real-life hacker story. The story itself starts with the introduction how Clifford, as an astronomer, who got captured by the mainframes of Lawrence Berkeley Lab as an administrator. On of his first tasks was to figure out a glitch in… Read More »