If you’re constantly logging into your server via SSH, I hope you’re logging in with RSA keys and SSH aliases to save your hands from unnecessary keystrokes. Follow these steps to learn to have SSH auto login for you.
There is a great article over at nettuts in regards to password security, properly hashing and storing passwords. It covers most of the basics including:
- What is hashing
- Storing hashed passwords
- Hash collision
- Rainbow Tables
- Hash algorithm speed
- Salting / Nonces
- Which hashing function to use
For any developer creating applications or systems with user login, this is a must read. There is also a hashing class provided to use with your own code. Check out the article:
If you have any questions about any of the topics, drop me a comment.
Well at work a couple week ago, we had one of our affiliates try to use an iframe to serve our site directly through their domain and reap the affiliate benefits. A couple lines of htaccess code fixed that with a little fun mixed in.
The love and hate of bots. They index, spam, scrape, hack, probe and who knows what else people program them to do. They eat up resources which can greatly reduce the performance of your web site. We need the good ones to index our site and bring us visitors so how do we separate the bad ones from the good ones?
Wow long time no post. I’ve been pretty busy with work and freelance stuff but I’m hoping to get back into posting again.
Well my employer had their site mirrored by d3stroy.com the other day. My coworker and I had the task of staying late and figuring out what they did.