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Jan 15, 2014Posted in: Hosting Discussion
I think what you're referring to is SSH keys, not two factor authentication -snip-
Nope, I meant SSH based Two-Factor auth. Check out https://www.duosecurity.com/unix
Never, ever, use password authentication when key-based authentication is available. If you're doing credit card processing on-site, the PCI standard does not allow password-based system, such as FTP (SFTP being the alternative), to even be installed on the system.
Excellent point. Even for non-PCI systems this is a good idea. Also disable the root account and non-key logins.
WHMCS and Multicraft both use MD5-based hashing systems. -snip-
Yes, sometimes there are not options. However, whenever possible make sure you are using the best methods you can. Push the developers to implement better systems, or, if possible, implement such systems yourself.
Jan 15, 2014Posted in: Hosting Discussion
17) Use an SSL certificate, no one likes having their passwords compromised.
18) Make sure your information is secure, don't make your root passwords "Ilikepie". Use .htaccess to protect sensitive web directories.
17.) Just because you are using SSL it does not mean that you are suddenly more secure. Sure, the data is being transmitted in a secure fashion between your server and the client's machine. However, SSL will do nothing to protect the data once it is stored on the server. You should be using strong, randomly generated passwords that are long, and complex enough that modern cracking machines would be unable to brute-force it.
Passwords might as well be stored in plain text if you are going to use a weak hashing key, or a weak hashing method. MD5 is absolutely not secure for storing passwords. If it is a quick hashing algorithm, its just as quick to decrypt.
18.) I guess I covered this in 17. .htaccess might prevent access to a directory through a browser, but it isn't going to stop someone who is already in your server.
If you really want to go the extra mile, consider something like Duo Two-Factor Authentication for SSH. In fact, use two-factor wherever possible for that extra level of security. Take it to the actual two-factor level and have a physical device that is not your phone that generate the codes.
Most importantly, ensure all other possible associated accounts are secure and have unique passwords. It can be just as devastating if someone gains access to your email account and damages your domain reputation, your reputation, or your companies. Oh, and on this note, make sure you actually set up email stuff correctly. Make sure your sending IP isn't blacklisted, and use DKIM for authentication and to prevent spoofing.
Jan 15, 2014Considering their about us page is just a page of keywords to get SEO rankings in Google/Bing/Yahoo, their sidebar contains links to popular youtube videos, also for SEO, and their pages are non-functional...Posted in: Hosting Discussion
I'll let you decide for yourself, but if a site is making you question their legitimacy you might want to think a bit more about it.
Jan 14, 2014This section is not meant for finding which host is better or host vs. host topics. You are welcome to make a topic in Hosting Requests if you are looking for a host with specific features, please outline these needs in your main post and hosts will be able to reply to you there.Posted in: Hosting Discussion
Jan 13, 2014Posted in: Hosting Discussion
Their servers are cheap but I would hardly recommend them.
Firstly, lets compare DigitalOcean (EU) (US) to, say, OVH, SingleHop, or RamNode in terms of peers. DigitalOcean has ~two peers (depends on location, some have one, some have three).
Secondly, they use low power CPU cores. Last I checked they were about 2.3Ghz, which is OK, but not great for a Minecraft server. ServerBear shows pretty non-uniform benchmarks for their servers, which is a bit concerning, but not necessarily a turn off.
DigitalOcean has also had some problems with data not being securely removed when servers are deleted, searching the web will show this, as people can easily recover log files and such.
DigitalOcean is cheap, and they work fine for development servers and fooling around, but by no means would I ever recommend it as a Minecraft host if you are looking for a high quality network, power, or support (since they are unmanaged). If you just want a VPS to mess around with or run a test server on they would be fine.
Jan 8, 2014Fishfish0001 posted a message on FreeMinecraftHost.com - FREE, Instant, and lag free Minecraft Servers for Everyone!Due to the fact that this topic has divulged into nothing but support questions, the website does not exist, and the fact that the author has not been seen in over a year this topic has been locked.Posted in: Other hosts
Jan 5, 2014Posted in: Forum Discussion & InfoQuote from Budgeh
If I am correct on which platform it is (After the post citric was talking about it) It's a rather mobile friendly software but it needs plugins/themes to be good on mobile.
It is in-house custom forum software developed by Curse.
Jan 5, 2014Its not a virus. Its a HTTP Authentication Required prompt, at no point did I say it was a virus.Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
Someone set up a web server to require authentication before allowing access to content, but they are trying to display an image from that site which won't work unless a correct username and password is entered.
Jan 4, 2014You'll probably have better luck hosting it with a professional company. Check out the Minecraft Server Hosting section for reputable hosts. The Other Hosts section also has some reputable companies in it that might be more affordable. Hosting at home requires a very good internet connection, and many ISPs prohibit hosting servers on their residential connections.Posted in: Hosting Discussion
If you make a topic in the Hosting Requests section with how many players you want, price range, the location of the server, and other features or things you want, you will likely get some offers that fit your budget. Just make sure to do your research with hosts to ensure that they are reputable.
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