Menatelecom MyFi Router Security Risk

Today I decided to try out one of those sites that checks what ports you have open on your connection (GRC). At the time I performed the test I was on my Menatelecom MyFi connection (reviewed here). Unfortunately their device have two risky ports open. One of them I guess they left as a backdoor for their support team to access and fix (or break) stuff. The other I have no idea why they decided to leave open.…

8 Things to do on a New Linux Server

Here are some things I do whenever I get a new Linux server (whether it is a VPS or dedicated). Most of the points are security related while the others are just there to make it more convenient to manage. This is by no means a complete list, or the most important of a very long list!

1. Change the Root Password

This is the first thing I do whenever I get a new server or reload one of my VPS.…