WordPress Security Tips 2019

Before you install the latest and greatest hyped WordPress security plugin out there, first, do some basic inventory of what lives in the DocumentRoot – depending on your setup, there may be several of these locations. Manually examine them closely using a shell or file browser. Setup a @vultr VPS for $6/month and utilize the …

Remittance & eLoad/pasaload

Our favorite websites offering remittance & eLoad/pasaload services for loved ones in the Philippines. remitly.com xoom.com smartpinoyload.com webloading.globelabs.com.ph morbie.com smart.com.ph globe.com.ph For an added layer of security, use 2-Factor Auth if the service supports it. Touch/Face-ID support is also available for most recent iOS devices.

troubleshooting Apache 2.4.x/mod_dav issues

Resolving issues when you encounter 401 (auth) or 403 (forbidden) related errors is relatively easy. Tailing log files and looking at directory/file permissions from the console is the starting point. But what happens when you encounter what is called an “500 – Internal Server Error”? It turns out, there are multiple levels of logging available …

VirtualBox, FreeBSD, Squid & Reverse SSH Tunnels

Update: 4/23/20 – if Squid 4.11 chokes with http_port 1.2.3.4:listening_port and /etc/rc.conf is configured for DHCP, modify it to http_port listening_port and the reverse tunnel should work again. *** Update: 4/10/20 – just quick note that using “localhost” with these reverse tunnels will not work if SSHD, Squid or some other service is configured to …