When major organizations like the BBC, NHS, & many more are affected by malware on their servers; it begs the question – who is safe? After all, aren’t these some of the biggest organizations in the world? Surely, they can afford the best-of-the-best in anti-virus programs?
First, we need to analyze what these attacks achieve and use, then we can look at how to combat it.
Is there a difference between Malware & Ransomware?
The short answer: No. Ransomware is a type of malware.
The longer answer: Malware is: software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems. Ransomware is a type of malware that results in encrypting a user’s data, then demands payment in exchange for unlocking the data.
Another form of ransomware is simply where the hackers’ block normal access to the user’s system. Malware also includes, viruses, worms, or Trojans, spyware, rootkits, and more. Continue reading “The Quick, Down and Dirty Guide to Server Security in 2017”
There are many fixes provided on the Internet that apply to Windows 10 update bugs in general. The most common are: run DISM too, run sfc / scannow, run Windows Update Troubleshooter, reset Windows Update components manually, disable antivirus software, and similar. Unfortunately, 0x800705b4 error causes might differ in each case; therefore, different solution methods apply to each computer owner. Therefore, try each fix provided below until you get 0x800705b4 error removed. Continue reading “How to Fix Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x800705b4?”
As system administrator , but also as common user on my PC, one of the more common problem is when a file system got filled up at up at 100% of its size.
So, in this article we’ll see 2 commands that can help us in keeping under control or check the space used in every filesystem and in his directory.
df : report file system disk space usage
du: estimate file space usage
Continue reading “Check your disk usage with df and du”
Learn how to download any file using command line from internet or FTP servers to your Linux server. Get files in your server in seconds! Continue reading “4 tools to download Internet files using command line”
When you rescue your data from a dying hard drive, time is of the essence. The longer it takes to copy your data, the more you risk losing. GNU ddrescue is the premium tool for copying dying hard drives, and any block device such as CDs, DVDs, USB sticks, Compact Flash, SD cards — anything that is recognized by your Linux system as
/dev/foo. You can even copy Windows and Mac OS X storage devices because GNU ddrescue operates at the block level, rather than the filesystem level, so it doesn’t matter what filesystem is on the device.
Continue reading “GNU ddrescue – The Best Damaged Drive Rescue”
This document describes the installation of a CentOS 7.3 server. The purpose of this guide is to provide a minimal setup that can be used as basis for our other tutorials here at howtoforge like the perfect server guides or the SAMBA, LAMP and LEMP server tutorials.
To get started with the CentOS 7.3 installation, we will need the installer ISO file. This can either be the CentOS minimal ISO or the DVD ISO file. If you plan to install just this one server then choose the minimal ISO as it is a smaller, the installer will download the required packages during installation later. I will install several servers with CentOS 7.3, therefore I choose the DVD installer ISO so I dont have to download the same packages again for each server. Continue reading “How to Install a CentOS 7.3 Minimal Server”