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How to Install and Configure Kasm Workspaces on Ubuntu

  • 30 October 2022
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Background As we would like to test the suspicious URL, we could set up a virtual machine and create a snapshot and test that way. Once it has been done, then roll back the snapshot. The problem with this approach is that sometimes you forget to roll back the snapshot and are not sure about […]

Security

How to Enable Remote Access to MariaDB Database

  • 22 October 2022
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Challenge We have a requirement to see the production database via a remote connection so we can run queries internally for further analysis. This production server has tightened security already in place. Solution Get the Public IP address (remote) Open up the browser and type in the following URL: https://ipchicken.com Note down the IP address. […]

Apps

How to Install the Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04

  • 3 September 2022
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Background We spin a few Virtual Machines on Microsoft Azure for the internal network, and the image has no Webmin installed by default – not like in this previous post – A Complete Setup Guide for Contabo VPS Ubuntu 20.04 with preinstalled Webmin + LAMP. Webmin is a web-based tool admins use to manage Ubuntu […]

Apps

How to Install and Configure OpenVPN on Ubuntu

  • 1 June 2022
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Background Over time, we use multiple VPN products such as ExpressVPN and IPVanish and they are excellent products. But then we found that it’s underutilised so we decided to find alternative but cost-effective. We found OpenVPN which is open-source. Since we have multiple virtual machines in the clouds, we decided to explore and install this […]

Apps

Troubleshooting ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: NO)

  • 24 March 2022
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Background After the virtual machine has been provisioning with LAMP and you check the MariaDB status The MariaDB status showed the ERROR 1045 (28000): Access Denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: NO). It happened before BUT no documentation to fix this. Solution From the other cloud services that we have, we knew that this is […]

Feature Security

How to Harden the Ubuntu Server in 2022

  • 19 March 2022
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Background As we started using more cloud-based applications for the hosting of our website and applications, we compiled a blog post about how to secure Ubuntu and ensure it’s properly hardened against cyber-attacks. It’s important to note that even with the steps described above, it’s impossible to prevent all cyber-attacks against a website. The most […]