• 2FA - OTP vs App vs Hardware Key

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Sep 14, 2020.

    2FA is almost a necessity today. We see more and more services in the cloud more and more are getting compromised every day. Therefore, it is necessary to use some sort of 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) on at least the more important accounts you have, especially Bank Accounts, online Payment services such as Paypal and other more important accounts you may have.

  • Security Breaches and how to Protect Yourself

    Posted in Network Security Tips on Aug 18, 2020.

    In Canada the CRA has recently had a breach that puts everyones account into jeopardy. Everyone in Canada has a CRA account, as this is the Canadian Goverments website that you pay your taxes to. Recently the goverment has been handing out benefits due to the Covid-19 pandemic and hackers would of course like to get their piece of the pie.

  • Block all Traffic to your Webserver except Cloudflare

    Posted in Announcements, Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Jul 17, 2020.

    Clustered Network has released a Unix / Linux shell script that will autmatically create UFW firewall rules allowing traffic to your webserver ONLY from Cloudflare. This forces all fo the http/https traffic through Clodflare's Network. The script can be found on github at https://github.com/clusterednetworks/ufw-block-http-except-clouldflare.

  • 10 Reasons to Switch to Linux

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Jun 30, 2020.

    Linux has really evolved over the years. We have been using Linux on the Desktop for well over 15 years now, and for the few times I have to use Microsoft (due to customers request) I must say that Windows is very frustrating. These are 10 reasons I suggest switching to Linux on the Desktop.

  • Block Bogon Networks

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Uncategorized on Dec 09, 2019.

    Bogon networks are invalid on the internet, as they are networks that have been reserved for special use, or have not yet been allocated to a customer. These networks should not be seen on the internet.

  • Determine the Technology used on a website

    Posted in Network Security Tips, Uncategorized on Nov 20, 2019.

    Have you ever wondered what type of CMS (Content Management System) is used on a website. Are they using CFML, PHP, Python or some other type of technology? Or perhaps you may have wondered... Where to they host their site, or what type of Server is it on? These are some of the links we use and would like to share them with you.

  • New Strong Password Generator (PWA)

    Posted in Announcements, Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Oct 15, 2019.

    As more and more websites become compromised, it is ever more important to use a differerent password for every site. Our new Strong Password Generator will assist you in creating different passwords with options such as length, type of characters and symbols.

  • Flush Google's DNS Cache for Your Domain

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Oct 14, 2019.

    Literally millions of people subscribe to Google's Public DNS servers of 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. Suppose you have just made changes to your domain DNS records on your Authoritive DNS Servers and you want to get the propagation to go though quickly. Unless you have set your TTL (Time to Live) down to a low number like 5 minutes, it could take a day or more to propagate.

  • Smart Home Security Tips

    Posted in Network Security Tips on Oct 14, 2019.

    12 Tips to Secure all of your Smart Home Devices, such as TV, Door Lock, Wireless Router etc.

  • Use a Password Manager

    Posted in Network Security Tips on Oct 14, 2019.

    Password managers store your login information for all the websites and accounts you use and help you log into them automatically. They encrypt your password database with a master password – the master password is the only one you have to remember.