Malware site scanner


I don’t usually recommend a lot of web based tools but I had to mention this one, This quick little web based malware/site scanner just saved me about 2 weeks worth of work by locating a segment of .js that was causing a malware warning to be thrown only in certain browsers and anti-virus scanners.

Because the .js was new and buried about 9 layers deep in a wordpress plugin, it would have been nearlly impossible to locate by hand. This tool pulled it up in about 30 seconds. Well done sir web scanner…

CSF/LFD install guide for Plesk


Config Server Firewall (csf) and Login Failure Daemon (lfd) is a robust firewall solution having Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), Login/Intrusion Detection and Security application for Linux servers. Although it is more compatible with CPanel we have been able to use the same for the Plesk hosting control panel also and it is running fine. Please visit the below link for more information.

I have listed the installation steps for CSF / LFD.Login to your server with β€˜root’ user and issue below commands :
Change directory to either /root or /usr/local/src , which ever you normally use for such installations
cd /usr/local/src
[Remove any old source that might be present]

Download and untar the source for installation
tar -xzf csf.tgz

Run installation script
cd csf

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