The little server that could

Over the years, my website has jumped between a few different platforms and servers. For example, when I decided to move to Ghost at the beginning of last year. For this I repurposed the oldest running VPS I still had, so that I could install it on its own dedicated host, due to some quirks with the older versions of Ghost. It actually used to be my web server back in 2015, but since then is not powerful enough to run all the sites I manage, and until the switch last year, it was just running Team Speak, as it…

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Securing External RDP

Last week, I was looking into a way of securing an RDP connection that was connected to the Internet. Normally, I would not allow RDP directly to the Internet, for pretty obvious reasons, but I wanted to be able to connect to one of my PCs using a standard protocol, from an external location without having to install a software on the other devices, e.g. TeamViewer etc. So, as I didn’t have much time to plan, I just searched online for RDP 2FA, and a well recommended item on SpiceWorks and a few other forums, was DUO Security.…

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Meet Wolf Bot

Yesterday, saw this week’s project come to life. This week, I was working on a couple of scripts to report the IP addresses from Fail2Ban logs to Abuse IP DB, I know there is a tool already made for this, (actually built into Fail2Ban) but I wanted to give myself a quick project. As someone, who is not a programmer, and does not do that much coding, it’s nice to work on these little things every now and then. Wolf Bot was a nice little extra I added to the scripts I made this week. As shortly after…

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Too Many, Two Factors.

I’m going to start out with stating that, I am a strong advocate of two Factor Authentication (2FA) on pretty much all services, and I am the kind of person who enables it on all services I use. But, I have found myself running into an odd situation recently. As an IT professional, you will find yourself logging into many account for many companies in your time, and I am no exception to this. The issue is, I am setting up 2FA on all these accounts, so I have now found myself in a situation, where I have 37…

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