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Hyper-V Security in Windows Server 2016

Administrator accounts work differently in virtualized environments than they do in physical ones. In particular, in a physical environment, administrative roles, such as storage administrator, network administrator, backup operator, and virtualization-host administrator, have limited or isolated rights. In contrast, in … Continue reading

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How To Set Up and Configure an OpenVPN Server on CentOS 7

Introduction A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to traverse untrusted networks as if you were on a private network. It gives you the freedom to access the internet safely and securely from your smartphone or laptop when connected to an untrusted … Continue reading

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How to get started with CentOS

CentOS or Community Enterprise OS is an open source distribution based on RHEL or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This is available only if you’ve bought the support package. Moreover, all RHEL packages are fully compatible with CentOS, providing a robust, … Continue reading

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How to secure a Centos 7 Server in 3 simple steps

Once we have set up a brand new CentOS 7 VPS, the next step should always be to secure the server. This is commonly known as server hardening. Server hardening ensures restrictive usage of the server by incorporating various authentication and authorization mechanisms. So … Continue reading

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Best practices for hardening new sever in 2017

When setting up droplets on Digital Ocean it is encouraged to setup some basic security and monitoring. I have read around quite a lot recently on best practices for hardening a new Ubuntu server. Below are the steps I have … Continue reading

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